Theft/chase ends w/2 in custody, 2 sought

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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — Two people face charges and two others are being sought after a theft of alcohol from an area store.

The incident happened about 8:10 pm, Monday, at CVS, for a report of two men stealing alcohol from the store. Surveillance footage showed the subjects and a description of the vehicle.

About an hour later, Charleston Police saw the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. It sped off toward Mattoon and police ended their pursuit.

Mattoon Police found the car and also attempted a traffic stop, but it sped off again, so MPD stopped its pursuit.

A short time later, the car crashed at a curve, just north of Dewitt, on Route 316. When officers arrived, they found the occupants had fled on foot. It was also determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Chicago.

Two male occupants were eventually discovered; 24-year old Seantrez Isom, of Chicago, and a 16-year old male. They were arrested about 2:45 am, Tuesday, and charged with burglary. In addition, Isom is charged with possession of stolen motor vehicle.

A woman and another man were also in the car, but were not caught. Surveillance images show the male subject.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. 

Coles County Crime Stoppers
1 (866) 345 – 8488 
Text: “crimeleads” + info to CRIMES (274637)
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