Saturday July 21 12:04 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Stolen Car Involved in Fleeing Scene of Crash and Pursuit

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After running the plate it was revealed that the silver Nissan Murano was reported stolen out of Joliet, Illinois on July 8th. Trooper Corey Adam saw the Nissan and made a traffic stop on I-65 south bound at the 217 mile marker. The driver of the Nissan initially stopped then fled from the scene; with Adam in pursuit. Jasper County Sheriff’s Department deployed stop sticks at the 205 mile marker. The Nissan swerved to miss the stop sticks and crashed into the median cable barrier. Both subjects in the Nissan were taken into custody. They were transported to the Jasper County Jail in Rensselaer.

Charges:

Driver: James Faint, 18 of Joliet, Illinois

Resisting Law Enforcement
Vehicle Theft

Passenger-Octavia Watts, 18 of Crest Hill, Illinois

Resisting Law Enforcement
Vehicle Theft

Assisting: Sergeant Aaron Correll, Trooper Zach Beaver, Detective Gary Runde, Jasper County Sheriff Department, Rensselaer Police, SJCA Remington EMS, and Village Motors