Car chase ends in southern Illinois

Law enforcement from Kentucky and Illinois were involve in a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning.

The pursuit began when McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic assault in the 100 block of Hollow cove in Paducah. On their way there, the deputies learned that the suspect, 29-year-old Brian Mannon, was leaving the location in a gray Mazda car.

A deputy caught up with Mannon and attempted to pull him over. Mannon refused to stop and instead lead the deputy onto I-24 westbound. On the interstate, Mannon reached speeds of 100 miles per an hour.

As they traveled down the interstate, another deputy set up spike strips near exit 3. Mannon hit the spike strips, but kept going and entered Illinois.

In Illinois, law enforcement officials from the Massac County Sheriff’s Department, Metropolis Police Department, and Illinois State Police were set up to try and intercept Mannon.

As Mannon entered Illinois, he attempted to go around a tractor trailer that was in the roadway. Mannon briefly lost control and a deputy with the Massac County Sheriff’s Department attempted to block him from going any further. Mannon then abruptly changed directions and hit the deputy’s vehicle.

Mannon came to a stop and was taken into custody without further incident. The deputy hit was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Mannon was taken to the Massac County Jail. In Illinois he faces charges of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, Operating on a Suspended License, DUI, and Failure to Avoid a Collision. More charges are possible.

Charges are also being sought in Kentucky. They include Assault 4th Domestic Violence, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Fleeing and Evading, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol, and Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License.

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