Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a Chrysler passenger car on Ridge Road in rural Oregon for a speed violation.
The Chrysler refused to stop and fled from Deputies south on Ridge Road. The vehicle eventually stopped south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Pines Road; however the driver fled the scene on foot.
An exhaustive area search was conducted using the Sheriff’s Office K9 as well as a drone; and the suspect was located hiding approximately 30 feet off the ground in a tree.
The Oregon Fire and Ambulance were requested to the scene to help with rescuing the suspect out of the tree. Upon safely climbing down from the tree; the suspect was identified as Johnathan P Parker, 37, of Mt Morris.
Parker was charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and an outstanding Ogle County warrant for Mob Action. Parker was also the suspect in a prior investigation and was subsequently charged with Burglary and Burglary from a Motor Vehicle.
The two passengers in the Chrysler, Angela M Baker, 35, of Dixon and Sierra N. Piester, 27, of Prophetstown were also charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Angela Baker additionally had an outstanding warrant out of Lee County for Possession of Dangerous Drugs. All 3 individuals were confined at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond and awaiting a court appearance.
Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Oregon and Mt. Morris Police Departments.
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