MATTOON — A man driving a motorized bicycle led police on a chase on Thursday that ultimately led to firearm and drug charges being filed against him in court, authorities said.
The Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office filed felony charges of methamphetamine delivery, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, and armed violence against Kyle R. Stewart, 32, of Mattoon on Friday following his arrest by the Mattoon Police Department.
Support Local Journalism
Your membership makes our reporting possible.
According to police, the arrest occurred after Stewart fled on a motorized bicycle during a traffic stop. Police said Stewart subsequently wrecked the bicycle and fled the accident scene on foot. He was apprehended several blocks away at 12:13 p.m. in the 400 block of North 17th Street.
People are also reading…
Police said officers located a firearm with an extended magazine, multiple bags of methamphetamine, and prescription pills on and near the bicycle. Stewart has previous felony convictions and was on parole at the time through the Illinois Department of Corrections.
After his arrest, Stewart was taken to the Coles County jail. During a court hearing on Friday, Stewart’s bond was set at a level at which he would need to post $25,000 bond in order to be released from custody. Stephanie Corum was appointed to serve as the defense attorney for Stewart, whose preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 16.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A dramatic scene unfolded directly across from the WAFB studio in downtown Baton Rouge after a driver reportedly jumped from a moving vehicle during a police chase, causing a major crash.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dedrick Weatherspoon, 28, was arrested and later charged.
Weatherspoon is facing a list of charges including aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated criminal damage to property, equipment violation, display of license plate, driving with suspended drivers license and failure to register vehicle.
BREAKING: A police chase just ended in a crash directly in front of our news station.
A few of us inside heard the sirens, the power went out and we came outside to this scene. The truck has plowed in front of this business. More information coming shortly. @WAFBpic.twitter.com/rAEGyXgRz4
An officer at the scene says the chase began as a routine traffic stop. Weatherspoon allegedly refused to stop and eventually bailed from the vehicle.
The vehicle then continued moving and crashed into the Rabenhorst Funeral Home located directly across from WAFB.
Along with damage to the building, the vehicle also hit a power pole, causing a temporary disruption to power service.
A footage from a security camera in the Channel 9 parking lot, watch now as a 28-year-old jumps from a moving vehicle as police chased him next to the television station late Thursday night. “I just seen him coming up the street. You know, it was about eight cop cars just following him. Next thing you knew, he ended up hitting the pole and run into the building,” says Darian Thomas who was incident last night.
“It was about 8 cop cars following him. Next thing you know he hit a pole, and ran into that building.”
Multiple power crews spent hours trying to get things repaired—even having to cut off power to many businesses in the area for a while. Those power interruptions might even last until tomorrow as more repairs are made. “You have a number of commercial businesses and other businesses out there and the impact of these facilities that’s why the repairs are going to take a lot longer into tomorrow because of the way the impact and the damage occurred as well as the type of equipment that was impact,” says David Freese who is a Spokesperson with Entergy Louisiana.
For crews to safely complete the repairs to electric equipment near the intersection of St. Joseph and Government, an outage has been scheduled for Saturday, July 10 around 8 a.m. It will last 4-5 hours and affect approximately 100 customers in the immediate area of the damaged equipment.
Again, we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to make the repairs quickly and, above all, safely.
BRODHEAD, Wis. — A Beloit man is facing multiple criminal charges after he allegedly crashed into a Broadhead Police Department squad car while driving drunk on the Fourth of July.
Authorities with the BPD said officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s in the 2100 block of 1st Center Avenue for a report of a possible intoxicated driver in the drive through. When they arrived, police found the suspect vehicle leaving the parking lot.
When police tried stopping the suspect vehicle, the driver, 22-year-old Anthony J. Hoffman Hernandez, drove away from police, driving through stop signs as he fled.
Hoffman Hernandez eventually reached the end of a street where he turned his vehicle around and collided with a BPD squad car shortly after. The officer driving the squad car suffered minor injuries.
Hoffman Hernandez fled the scene after the crash.
Police continued their pursuit at high speeds before eventually stopping near Beloit Newark and Knutson roads in Rock County.
Rock County authorities were able to find the vehicle and continued the chase, which ultimately came to an end when Hoffman Hernandez crashed his vehicle in the 4200 block of South Afton Road.
Hoffman Hernandez was booked into the Rock County Jail on charges of violating conditions of his probation in both Green and Rock counties. Brodhead police are requesting charges for knowingly fleeing an officer, hit-and-run causing injury, first-offense OWI and recklessly endangering safety.
The Brodhead Police Department was assisted by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Town of Beloit Police Department.
COPYRIGHT 2021 BY CHANNEL 3000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.
ELBA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities said a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house in Lapeer County early Monday, took the couple’s shared vehicle and later crashed it.
The 37-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home on Georgia Drive in Elba Township at 3:34 a.m. He used to live there but moved out last fall when the pair broke up.
He attempted to take his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend’s purse, which had the keys to a 2015 White Dodge Journey inside. Officials said there was a physical altercation that started in the house and continued into the driveway.
The man is accused of hitting the garage then dragging the woman alongside the vehicle for a distance before leaving. She suffered minor injuries and did not want medical treatment.
Authorities said the vehicle was registered to both the man and woman so it was not listed as stolen, but the man had a warrant for his arrest.
The woman told authorities that the man broke into the house alone but when he left the scene, there was a 36-year-old woman from Mount Morris with him.
When deputies learned the man may be in Flint, they informed Flint police. Authorities said there was a pursuit that ended with a crash.
Officials said the man ran a red light at W. Stewart Avenue and Cilo Road during the chase and crashed into a Jeep. The driver of the Jeep is in critical condition.
The man and his passenger, who officials say is a parole absconder, both were treated for minor injuries. They are now in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Jason Cate at 810-237-6808.
Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Shawnee County deputy arrested three suspects after chasing a car that crashed into a parked vehicle in southeast Topeka, the sheriff said Tuesday morning.
Dawud M. Rahman, 18, of Topeka, faces charges including:
Felony eluding an officer
Kaitlyn A. Johnson, 19, of Topeka, faces charges including:
Prior felony charges through the Topeka Police Department
A deputy also arrested a 16-year-old Topeka teen, who faces charges of possession of stolen property and drug violations.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy tried to stop a 2012 Toyota Corolla that Rahman was driving around 2:55 a.m. near Southeast 6th and Rice Road. Rahman didn’t stop and the deputy gave chase. The deputy followed the Corolla to Southeast 29th Street and Colorado Avenue where it struck a parked car.
The deputy reported finding five people in the car, and some tried to run away. They were able to catch everyone in the car with help from Topeka police, and released two occupants at the scene.
Rahman and the minor were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries from the crash with a parked car, then booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and juvenile corrections respectively.
BUT THEY LATER FOUND OUT HE’D TAKEN OFF BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED A COUPLE FACING SEVERAL CHARGES… AFTER LEADING STATE POLICE ON A á20á MILE CHASE ACROSS OXFORD COUNTY – WITH áTHREE YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE CAR. TYLER SHORTY AND AMANDA PINGREE DROVE OFF WHEN A TROOPER TRIED TO STOP THEM LAST NIG
Maine couple accused of leading police on chase with 3 children in vehicle
Updated: 6:16 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020
A Maine couple is accused of drunken driving and leading police on a 20-mile chase with their three children inside the vehicle.Tyler Shorty, 31, of Oakland, was also charged with operating after suspension, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, failing to stop, eluding, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child.Amanda Pingree, 34, of Andover, was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration. Maine State Police said the chase started when a trooper tried to stop the couple’s pickup truck Thursday night.Police said the chase went from Andover to Richardson Lake Township, and at one point, the truck stopped and Pingree took over driving for Shorty.Police eventually stopped the truck and found the couple’s three children, ages 11 to 15 months, inside.Shorty was arrested and taken to the Oxford County Jail.Police said Pingree was charged but not arrested.
ANDOVER, Maine —
A Maine couple is accused of drunken driving and leading police on a 20-mile chase with their three children inside the vehicle.
Tyler Shorty, 31, of Oakland, was also charged with operating after suspension, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, failing to stop, eluding, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child.
Amanda Pingree, 34, of Andover, was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.
Maine State Police said the chase started when a trooper tried to stop the couple’s pickup truck Thursday night.
Police said the chase went from Andover to Richardson Lake Township, and at one point, the truck stopped and Pingree took over driving for Shorty.
Police eventually stopped the truck and found the couple’s three children, ages 11 to 15 months, inside.
Shorty was arrested and taken to the Oxford County Jail.