A grand jury has indicted an Illinois man in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel.

Federal prosecutors say Floyd E. Brown of Springfield was indicted Tuesday on murder and weapons charges in the death of 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner .

The 39-year-old Brown is due in federal court Wednesday for his arraignment.

Law enforcement departments from all over the area arrive before funeral services for slain McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Woodstock North High School in Woodstock, Ill. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)
Law enforcement departments from all over the area arrive before funeral services for slain McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Woodstock North High School in Woodstock, Ill. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)

Authorities say Brown shot Keltner March 7, as the deputy worked with a task force at a hotel in the northern Illinois city of Rockford. Brown then fled south in a vehicle.

Investigators say the vehicle crashed along an interstate in central Illinois, sparking an hours-long standoff. The standoff ended with Brown’s arrest.

Brown didn’t enter a plea during a hearing earlier this month.

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