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Irvington Man Arrested After Leading Wamac Police on High Speed Chase

April 29, 2017

A 45-year-old Irvington man led Wamac Police on a high speed chase Thursday until his truck broke down.

Lance Conner of Huron Street then allegedly refused to open the doors to his vehicle, forcing police to break out a window. Wamac Police were than assisted by Centralia and Irvington Police in forceably removing Conner from the truck and taking him into custody.

He was formally charged in Marion County Court Friday with aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting a peace officer, and fleeing police. Bond was set at $25,000. The public defender was appointed to represent him.

Police in Central City and Centralia had received reports of a reckless driver on Poplar Street before the pickup truck Conner was driving was spotted traveling on a grassy area alongside South Poplar near the Walnut Hill Road. When police attempted to stop Conner, he allegedly sped away with speeds reaching 85 miles per hour before his truck broke down.

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