Two Taken Into Custody After Crash Reveals Vehicle Was Previously Hijacked At Gunpoint In Chicago

At approximately 3:28 am this morning, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Interstate 57 just north of the 318 exit (Bourbonnais Parkway/6000N Rd) in regards to an accident.  It was reported that the vehicle came to rest in a cornfield and that two occupants had fled on foot.

A Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputy located two subjects matching the description of those that had fled near Rt 45/52 and the Bourbonnais Parkway/6000N Rd.  As sheriff’s deputies, as well as several officers from the IL State Police and neighboring agencies, were speaking with the subjects, one fled on foot.  After a brief pursuit resulting in a Taser deployment, 20-year-old Jalion M. Holden, of Calumet Park, was apprehended.

While officers were on scene of the incident, it was determined that the vehicle that Holden and his accomplice, 19-year-old Derrick R. Young, of Matteson, had initially occupied and wrecked had been hijacked at gunpoint in Chicago at approximately 2:20 am earlier this morning.        

Both Holden and Young were transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where they are incarcerated on the following charges:

: Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (>$25,000), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (30-500 grams), Resisting a Peace Officer and an outstanding arrest warrant out of Ogle County for the Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. 

: Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (>$25,000).

“I am extremely grateful that no one was seriously injured or killed during the reckless behavior that these two individuals displayed through a multitude of counties/jurisdictions,” said Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey.  “I’m appreciative of the efforts of all of the officers involved and thank each of the participating law enforcement agencies for working collectively to remove these two from our streets.”

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