Oquawka 18-year-olds Busted After Morning Chase

Henderson County deputies and Oquawka police arrested two 18-year olds early this morning after a 20-minute chase that wound its way through Gladstone and Oquawka Townships and the Villages of Gladstone and Oquawka.

During the pursuit, the vehicle containing the suspects hit the Sheriff’s Department patrol car, but the deputy was not injured.

Sheriff Steve Haynes says Alex Stanley of Oquawka, who was driving and ran off when the car was stopped, has been charged with at least two felonies — Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer and Criminal Damage to Government-Supported Property. Stanley was also charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Reckless Driving, Possession of Less than 2 1/2 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Going 80 in a 55-Mile-Per-Hour Zone, Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and Improper Lane Usage.

Stanley’s passenger, Devin Hainds, also of Oquawka, remained in the car and will face counts of Marijuana Possession, Less than 2 1/2 Grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.