Two men charged after Elgin chase
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.
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.
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