Latest News In USA: Man Charged With Dragging Illinois State Police Trooper With Car In Pilsen
Latest News From US: Man Charged With Dragging Illinois State Police Trooper With Car In Pilsen
A Chicago man identified as Christopher J. Overton, 23, has been charged with attempted murder for dragging an Illinois State Police trooper with a car earlier this year in Pilsen on the South Side.
According to a statement from state police, Overton is charged with a felony count of attempted first degree murder for the May 26 incident near 18th Street and Union Avenue. He was arrested Friday and is in custody at the Chicago Police Wentworth District police station, 5101 S. Wentworth Ave., while awaiting a bail hearing. It’s understood that an Illinois Department of Transportation minuteman called authorities at 5:16 a.m.on May 26 to report Overton and a female walking away from a single-vehicle crash on southbound I-94 at 18th. A responding trooper found the pair near 18th and Union and started to talk to them. It was while they were talking that a relative of theirs drove up in another vehicle. Then, Overton, who had been driving the vehicle in the earlier crash, ran to the family member’s car while the trooper was questioning him and tried to drive away.
The trooper made attempts to stop the car but was dragged for about half a block while holding onto the steering wheel, state police said. It was then that the trooper fell to the pavement while the vehicle kept moving until it crashed at 18th and Halsted streets.
The trooper, a five-year veteran of the department, was treated and released from a hospital, state police said.
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