Three in Custody After Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle
Just before 2 am this morning, sheriff’s deputies were advised of a vehicle that had fled from Illinois State Police near Gilman and believed to have been northbound on Interstate 57. At approximately the 309-mile marker, sheriff’s deputies observed the vehicle continuing north while it drove erratically. The vehicle, which was later discovered to be stolen out of Chicago, exited the interstate at the 318-mile marker (6000 N Rd/Bourbonnais Parkway) and fled westbound (in opposing lanes of traffic) as deputies attempted to stop it. After one of the vehicles’ tires blew out, the vehicle eventually came to a stop in the middle of a farm field stuck in the mud, which subsequently resulted in four occupants fleeing from the vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies took three of the four occupants into custody. The fourth remains at large as the investigation continues.
The three suspects were charged with:
- Breanna R Banks, 19 of Harvey, IL – Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle & Resisting/Obstructing
- Jeremiah Williamson, 19 of Chicago, IL – Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle & Resisting Arrest
- Ivan A Simmons, 18 of Bolingbrook, IL – Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Identification, Resisting Arrest and a Will County Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle