WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – A man has been arrested after stealing a vehicle in Shawneetown and leading police on a high speed chase that ended near Marion.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s says they were notified around 5:00 p.m. Thursday that the stolen auto was headed their way. Deputies deployed stop sticks near the intersection of Route 13 and Stilley’s Mill Road. The stop sticks blew out both driver’s side tires, but that didn’t stop the chase. The driver continued heading west on Route 13, eventually crashing into a squad car near the intersection of Routes 13 and 166.
The driver, Jonathan Terrell, was arrested on a number of charges including felony DUI, possession of a stolen vehicle, and aggravated fleeing and eluding. More charges are expected to be filed.
Two sheriff’s office squad cars were damaged. Two privately owned vehicles received tire damage after they also ran over the stop sticks used by police.