Two in Custody After Armed Carjacking Results in Crash Involving Two Sheriff’s Squad Cars
At approximately 3:30 yesterday afternoon (3/17), officers from multiple local police agencies were dispatched to the 800 block of Gettysburg Drive in Bourbonnais for a reported armed carjacking where shots were fired. Multiple 911 callers described the vehicle as it fled at a high rate of speed. Sheriff’s Deputies, along with officers from multiple other police agencies, were attempting to stop the vehicle when the stolen vehicle crashed into a Sheriff’s squad car on S Schuyler Ave just south of River Road. Both occupants of the vehicle immediately fled on foot subsequent the crash and were apprehended in the area minutes later.
Officers located three firearms while apprehending the suspects. Both Sheriff’s Deputies that were involved in the crashes were transported and treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. They have both since been released. Both arrestees were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released.
24 year-old Anycco M Rivers, of Kankakee, was arrested for: Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Obstructing Justice, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Armed Robbery, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing/Eluding, Felony Resisting a Peace Officer and an outstanding felony warrant for 3 counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and a Felon in Possession/Use of a Firearm.
29 year-old Ladonta A Tucker, of Kankakee, was arrested for: Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Aggravated Fleeing/Eluding, Armed Robbery, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Resisting a Peace Officer, the Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and the Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
“It is extremely disheartening to witness a growing trend in our communities where felons with lengthy criminal histories continue to rein terror on our neighborhoods with limited accountability,” said Sheriff Mike Downey. “I am grateful that the injuries sustained by our deputies were not more serious. I also sincerely thank all of the police agencies involved for all of their efforts in bringing these two dangerous individuals to justice.”
Both Rivers and Tucker are currently incarcerated at the Jerome Combs Detention Center as they await their initial arraignment before a Kankakee County judge.