Two Arrested After Police Chase

Two people were arrested after leading officers on a chase. The two people were identified as 32 year-old Ryan W. Keen and 30 year-old Jamie L. Roberts. Keen was charged with possession of stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing, attempting to elude police and various other traffic charges. His bond is yet to be determined by a judge. Roberts was wanted on two Jefferson County warrants for retail theft and failure to appear on a petition to revoke probation in an unlawful delivery of methamphetamine case. Her bond was set at a total of $35,000. Police say at around 7:30 a.m., they tried to stop a 2009 Dodge Journey that was reported stolen the previous evening at Herbert and Welkins Streets. The vehicle fled from deputies and led them on a chase from the southside of Mount Vernon and continued through county roads until reaching the village of Bluford. Police say the Dodge Journey lost control at Bluford Road and IL Highway 15, causing it to slide off into an embankment, near a yard. Police say both suspects hey both got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers caught them and took them to the Jefferson County Jail. No one was injured in the incident.

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