Illinois State Police

A Danville man was taken into custody after leading police through several counties and into another state.

The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8.

Charles Garret, 23, Danville was taken into custody on a variety of charges, according to Watseka Police reports, including weapons offenses as police recovered firearms in the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation indicates Illinois State Police were notified by Danville Police Department about an aggravated unlawful use of weapon and aggravated kidnapping that occurred in Danville.

The ISP Communications Center dispatched over the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) the offender and offending vehicle information for inter-agency coordination.

According to police reports, Garret was located by the ISP District 21 Troopers and an Iroquois County deputy at the intersection of US Route 24 and US Route 45, Gilman. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit went through Gilman, Watseka, north on Route 1 and east on Route 52 to Sheldon. The vehicle pursuit crossed over into Indiana and ended on 250W Road, south of the intersection of IN Route 14 and 250W Road, Newton County, Indiana.

Garret was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquios County Jail where he was later transferred to the Vermilion County Jail for charges he faces there.

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