Prosecutors say a man, who allegedly had an automatic pistol, fled from police in a stolen vehicle and crashed into two cars and a building in Waukegan on Friday.
Jordan Hill, 18, of Waukegan, was charged with possessing a machine gun or automatic weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated fleeing police and resisting a peace officer.
Waukegan police officers were on patrol on Friday when they saw a Honda Accord that was reportedly related to multiple stolen vehicle and burglary to motor vehicle incidents, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen McConnell said.
Officers ran the license plate of the Honda, which Hill was allegedly driving, and it came back stolen.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed, McConnell said.
Officers terminated the pursuit but later saw it run a red light and crash into two cars and a building.
Hill got out of the Honda and fled on foot, McConnell said.
He was later found and arrested.
Officers used a canine to conduct a track and located a loaded Glock 22 pistol that had been modified to be fully automatic, McConnell said.
Hill does not possess a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card or concealed carry license.
Lake County Judge Bolling Haxall set Hill’s bond at $250,000.
He would need to post $25,000, or 10%, to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 21.