An attempted homicide suspect remains on the run after a police pursuit from Wisconsin ended in Zion, leading to an extensive three-hour search Sunday evening.
Officers with the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Springbrook Road and 39th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie around 9:45 p.m. Sunday.
The vehicle fled from the traffic stop and a high-speed police pursuit ensued, eventually crossing into Lake County.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the suspect vehicle came to a stop at 21st Street and Lewis Avenue in Zion after the vehicle hit spike strips that were set up by officers.
The driver, Tania Patrick, 29, of the 1600 block of Elizabeth Avenue in North Chicago, tried to flee on foot but was taken into custody.
The passenger in the car, Bernard Hodges, 27, of the 2100 block of Ash Street in Waukegan, also fled the car on foot.
Hodges is wanted out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for attempted first-degree intentional homicide, three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Waukegan Police Department and Zion Police Department responded to the scene to assist the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines Dax and Ryker, along with canines from Waukegan and Zion police departments, were also called to the scene.
An intense search, which involved multiple police drones, lasted approximately three hours but officers were unable to locate Hodges, Covelli said.
Covelli said that it is believed Hodges was able to flee in a separate vehicle after he fled from the original car.
Patrick was transported to the Lake County Jail after Pleasant Prairie police issued a warrant for fleeing and eluding. She remains held pending an initial court hearing.