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High-speed chase leads to probation time

High-speed chase leads to probation time

July 19th, 2018 in Local News

A Chicago man has been placed on five years of supervised probation in connection with a high-speed chase with Jefferson City police in May.

Jaylen James, 20, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and driving without a valid license during a hearing Wednesday before Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce.

A Jefferson City police officer saw James in a parking lot in the 100 block of West Dunklin Street, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement. Lincoln University Police had sent out a description of James, whom they were looking for in connection with a weapons offense that had occurred on campus.

James saw the officer and fled, leading authorities on a high-speed chase through residential streets, during which he failed to stop for stop lights at intersections and reached speeds of more than 100 mph on U.S. 54.

Court records show James has been involved in several weapons offenses at Lincoln University and has made threats to kill LU police officers and their families.