Fittest loser
Article posted: 11/1/2013 10:30 PM

Two men charged after Elgin chase

  • Article
text size: AAA

A 19-year-old Crestwood man is facing weapons charges after leading Elgin police on a foot chase Friday, authorities said.

An Elgin police officer patrolling near Alison and Jane drives, just west of Larkin High School, conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle after noticing "suspicious activity" between a driver and passenger, according to a news release.

Advertisement

But soon after being stopped by the officer, both vehicle occupants fled on foot, police said.

One of the suspects, 19-year old Devonne L. Montgomery, was apprehended on the 200 Block of Robert Drive after a short foot chase, and taken into custody on two outstanding criminal warrants, police said.

He was arrested and charged with three felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said they later recovered a loaded handgun from bushes near where Montgomery was apprehended.

The other vehicle occupant, a 17-year-old Elgin resident, was caught near Meyer Street and Kathleen Drive after a resident told police that the teen was hiding and running in yards.

The 17-year-old was charged with two counts of obstructing a police officer, and was released to family members.

Montgomery is due in bond court Saturday morning.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.