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|Two-County Polce Chase Leads to Arrest on Felony Meth Charges
|Knox County Sheriffs Deputies say they're still looking for one of three people who allegedly fled a vehicle Friday afternoon after giving chase to police from two counties following a methamphetamine-related incident.
Sheriffs Deputies say they discovered items commonly used in methamphetamine manufacturing just after noon Friday, and, a short time later following setting up a surveillance, noticed the driver of a vehicle stopping to pick up a container in the area of Saint Joe Road and Knox County Road 100 East.
Deputies ended up giving chase to the vehicle at speeds reaching 90 miles per hour at times, going through Abingdon, and later Berwick in Warren County. They say the purple Pontiac they were chasing sustained damage after going through Berwick's town square.
Police from Abingdon and Warren County eventually ended up joining the chase, which eventually ended near Berwick Road and 105th Street, after the vehicle was ditched into a corn field, striking a Knox County squad car in the process. The suspects fled the scene on foot, two of which were later found five hours later a mile east of where the vehicle was abandoned.
37-year old David Fowler of Galesburg and 18-year old Timothy Olson of Knoxville were later arrested and charged with Felony Participation in Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Possession of Meth-Manufacturing Materials, Meth Possession, Meth Conspiracy, Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, and Transporting Anhydrous Ammonia in an Unauthorized Container.
Fowler was also wanted on a Knox County Warrant for Meth Manufacturing.
The two are in the Knox County Jail, while the third suspect remains wanted.
Sheriffs Deputies say they were later assisted by State Police, Illinois Conservation Police, and Macomb Police, including the State Police Meth Response Team and Air Support, and several K-9's.
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