A 66-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly fired several shots at another vehicle near Harvard and then led police on a chase out of McHenry County on Monday.
Daryl Tierney, 66, of Capron, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident occurred around 8:10 a.m. Monday in the area of Route 173 near White Oaks Road in Harvard.
Deputies responded to a call of a man firing a gun from his vehicle towards another car.
The vehicle, a black 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, continued driving and the Harvard Police Department located it a short time later.
Officers attempted to stop the Chevrolet, driven by Tierney, and he failed to stop. Officers pursued the Chevrolet until McHenry County sheriff’s deputies arrived to take over.
Deputies continued the pursuit into Boone County, where the Boone County Sheriff’s Office successfully deployed stop sticks.
With four flat tires, the Chevrolet finally stopped in the 11500 block of Route 173 in Capron and Tierney was taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said.
A revolver containing spent cartridges was recovered from the man’s vehicle.
An investigation showed that a traffic altercation occurred between Tierney and a 75-year-old Capron man. Tierney fired shots from his vehicle towards the other man’s vehicle during the incident, sheriff’s officials said.
Neither man was injured, although Tierney was later transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Harvard for an unrelated health issue.