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Chester Man Charged in Connection with Death of Police Officer

November 12, 2016

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) – A Chester man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a local police officer last month.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports 34-year-old Jason M. Stoker was charged in the death of Chester police officer James Brockmeyer, who died from injuries he suffered in a crash after he was pursuing Stoker on Oct. 28.

Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker wrote that Stoker drove his vehicle at a high speed while failing to comply with Brockmeyer and while knowing such acts could cause Brockmeyer death of bodily harm.

Stoker was being held Thursday in the Randolph County Jail. He is scheduled for a court hearing Monday.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Stoker has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

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