Two men arrested following Saturday morning vehicle pursuit but third gets away

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the Bloomington Police Department pursued a vehicle between 3 and 3:30 a.m. Saturday. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, two occupants of the vehicle were eventually caught, but a third person had not been found by 2 p.m. Saturday.

The pursuit began in downtown Bloomington, and would through the streets of west Bloomington, until ending near the Crestmont housing area, according to the MCSO.

A 28-year-old Chicago man was driving the vehicle and was caught after a short foot pursuit after the car was abandoned in gear around Illinois Street and Illinois Court. A passenger, also a 28-year-old male, but from Bloomington, was also caught.

However, a third passenger in the vehicle got away and hadn’t been caught by early Saturday afternoon.

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