Authorities are searching for a man, who they say is their “most wanted” and has multiple warrants, after he led officers on a pursuit in a U-Haul and escaped on foot in Zion.
The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Police Department initiated a vehicle pursuit around 5 p.m. on January 8.
The chase, involving a 2023 Chevrolet Silverado U-Haul, traveled along Green Bay Road into Illinois from Wisconsin, according to Zion Police Department Lt. Derek Zaloudek.
Officers identified the driver as Barry May, 38, of Waukegan, who was wanted for multiple offenses, Zaloudek said.
Officers successfully deployed tire deflation devices at some point during the chase.
The Chevrolet was abandoned on Butterfield Lane south of Pheasant Run in Zion, Zaloudek said.
The intersection is located in a northwest subdivision of Zion near Green Bay Road and 9th Street.
Zaloudek said May fled from the Chevrolet and the vehicle was recovered by officers.
Officers learned May escaped from the immediate area after the chase and remains on the run.
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department announced Thursday that May is “Pleasant Prairie’s most wanted.”
He lives in Illinois but frequents southeastern Wisconsin “where he likes to commit crimes,” police said.
Pleasant Prairie obtained warrants for May charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and recklessly endangering safety.
Numerous other departments in Wisconsin, including Greenfield, Kenosha, and Racine, have warrants out for May’s arrest.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Altamont, Tennessee Police Department have both also had “the displeasure of dealing with Barry” and have warrants out for his arrest, police officials said.
May has previously been arrested by the Antioch, Zion and Waukegan police departments and in Michigan.
“Barry’s hobbies include drug use, retail theft, drug dealing causing death, obstructing officers, fleeing & eluding, hit & run, forgery, OWI, battery, and not appearing for court,” the Pleasant Prairie Police Department said.
Anyone who spots May is asked to call 911.