A fugitive task force tracked him down for failing to appear in court. The judge let him go again.

Marcus Brewer | Cook County sheriff’s office; Seth Anderson

CHICAGO — Marcus Brewer has the rare honor of being mentioned in two Cook County sheriff’s office press releases in under a month. The first announced that he had been swept up in a human trafficking and prostitution sting. The second announced that deputies and a U.S. Marshal’s task force tracked him down after he failed to appear in court.

So what happened after the task force hauled him before a judge for failing to appear in court last week? The judge released him again.

Brewer, 36, was charged last month with promoting prostitution after a sheriff’s office vice unit investigation determined he rented a room for a victim prostitute and provided security while she met with customers, the sheriff’s office said.

Judge Linzey Jones put out a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear on October 24, according to court records.

Last Wednesday, the sheriff’s fugitive apprehension unit and the federal task force tracked him down at a motel in Naperville. In court the next day, Jones let him go and told him to come back Tuesday.

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