Man Accused Of Leading Police On Chase In Stolen Truck

Callie Buchanan

Callie Buchanan

Jefferson County, Ill. – A man is in custody after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen car.

The County Sheriff’s office says they spotted the 2007 Ford F250 truck, that had been reported stolen, outside a Dollar General Store on 10th Street in Mt. Vernon.

Police say they abandoned their initial pursuit of the truck due to high speeds, but 22-year-old Callie Buchanan was arrested shortly after the truck was found on fire in the middle of a cornfield.

Buchanan is charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing and Alluding, and residential burglary.