A Chicago man, who was driving a stolen vehicle, allegedly recklessly chased down a motorcyclist and then intentionally crashed into the motorcycle right as the rider got off of it in Woodstock.
The Woodstock Police Department responded around 8:29 p.m. Thursday to the area of Route 14 and Dean Street for a driving complaint.
A motorcycle rider used their helmet’s Bluetooth to call 911 and report a black Nissan Sentra had been noticeably following them at dangerously close distances, according to Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz.
The motorcyclist continued driving and entered the Woodstock Square.
The Nissan was still following and the motorcyclist parked the motorcycle in a parking space in the 100 block of Cass Street.
Lanz said the motorcyclist had gotten off the motorcycle when the Nissan pulled into the same parking spot and hit the motorcycle.
Officers arrived after the crash and met with the motorcyclist and the driver of the Nissan, identified as Jeremy J. Doane, 41, of Chicago.
Officers learned that Doane and the motorcyclist did not know each other. Lanz did not say what may have led to the incident.
A criminal complaint said Doane chased the motorcyclist for a lengthy distance and placed the male victim in apprehension of being struck by the Nissan.
The victim jumped off of his motorcycle just before Doane struck it, the complaint said.
The complaint also said Doane pursued the motorcycle at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, with the intent of striking the motorcycle.
Lanz said it was discovered the Nissan had just been reported stolen from Island Lake and the owner had a Glock pistol stored inside the car.
Doane was arrested and the pistol was located inside of the vehicle.
The pistol and Doane were turned over to the Island Lake Police Department, which responded to the scene, Lanz said.
Doane was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, theft over $10,000 and reckless driving.
He was transported to the McHenry County Jail where McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt ordered him held on a $40,000 bond.
Doane remains held in the jail and would need to post $4,000 cash in order to be released.