The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Ozark man faces charges in rural pursuit

  • An Ozark man led two police agencies on a reckless three-county chase Tuesday afternoon.
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  • An Ozark man led two police agencies on a reckless three-county chase Tuesday afternoon.
    Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies brought Dylan Wade Street, 24, 12100 U.S. Route 45, Ozark, to the Saline County Detention Center 6 p.m. Tuesday. He faces multiple charges including a Jackson County warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving under the influence case involving injury and death, according to Harrisburg Police Chief Bob Smith.
    Harrisburg Officer Sgt. Todd Cavender was outside of a house on North Land Street at about 5 p.m. preparing to arrest Street on his failure to appear warrant. Before Cavender reached the house Street came out, got into a car and drove from the scene.
    Smith said the pursuit led throughout town with Street eventually leaving Harrisburg and driving on state Route 34 toward Eddyville. The chase involved many backroads.
    Smith said Cavender was following Street on a gravel road keeping a sufficient gap between the vehicles so that he could follow the dust trail, but continue to see the road in front of him. At some point a Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy drove in between the two and Cavender abandoned the pursuit for safety reasons.
    Smith said the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department notified him about an hour later Street was in custody.
    Street faces charges the Jackson County charge of failure to appear, Johnson County charges of aggravated fleeing police, reckless driving, driving in excess of 40 mph over the speed limit and Saline County charges of reckless driving, aggravated fleeing police, aggravated fleeing involving traffic control devices.
    He remained held at the Saline County Detention Center Wednesday morning for the setting of bail.
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