SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. – The suspect involved in fleeing and eluding from a South Roxana Police officer Tuesday has been found.
According to police, on Oct. 19 around 12:20 p.m., an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspect driving a motorcycle recklessly in front of Roxana High School with no visible registration.
The suspect fled as the officer tried to stop him.
Police say due to the safety concern of the students being dismissed from school and the pedestrian traffic, the officer immediately stopped the pursuit.
South Roxana Chief of Police Bob Coles says the subject whose name is not being released has been identified, interviewed, and is cooperating.
“As the Chief of Police, I do not want to have to make a death notification to an innocent bystander, a fleeing suspect family or another officer’s family member because someone panicked and tried not to deal with the consequences of their actions at the time when the officer tried to stop them,” Coles said.
Police say charges will be filed.