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Man Accused of Murdering Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Facing New Charges

Ray Tate (Photo: Clinton County Jail)

FAIRFIELD – New charges have been filed against the man accused of shooting and killing a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy.

Officials in St. Charles County, MO have filed 14 new charges against 40-year-old Ray Tate in connection to a string of incidents that took place on Dec. 29.

The 14 new charges filed against Tate include kidnapping, vehicle hijacking, robbery and more.

Deputy Sean Riley was shot and killed on Interstate 64. Authorities believe that Tate held a semi-truck driver at gunpoint and made his way to Missouri, where he carjacked another individual before returning to Illinois where a hostage situation ensued at a home in Carlyle.

After Tate was taken into custody in Carlyle and booked into the Clinton County Jail, he was charged with Murder out of Wayne County in connection to the shooting death of Deputy Riley.

He’s expected to face additional charges out of Clinton County.

Tate will make a video court appearance on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Funeral services for Deputy Riley were held Tuesday in Fairfield.