A McHenry man was arrested after he allegedly falsely reported his vehicle as stolen after it was wanted for fleeing from the police in McHenry County.
Marcus A. Eagan, 34, of McHenry, was charged with false report of an offense, a Class 4 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Eagan called the McHenry Police Department on January 31.
Eagan reported his vehicle, a silver Jeep, was stolen from the 1900 block of North Orleans Street in McHenry that same day.
The complaint said Eagan knew the vehicle was used to flee from deputies with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Eagan was in the vehicle when it fled from the deputies, the complaint said. It was unclear who the driver of the car was.
He allegedly assisted in hiding the vehicle from the police.
Eagan stated to police detectives that he knew the vehicle was not stolen when he attempted to make the report of the vehicle theft, the complaint said.
Charges were filed against Eagan last Monday and he was taken into custody the same day.
McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt ordered Eagan held on a $10,000 bond.
Eagan remains held in the McHenry County Jail after being denied a bond reduction on Friday.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10.