Pursuit of up to 120 mph lands IL woman, AL man behind bars - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Pursuit of up to 120 mph lands IL woman, AL man behind bars

Leslie Williams (Source: Marshall Co. SO) Leslie Williams (Source: Marshall Co. SO)
Tony D. Patrick (Source: Marshall Co. SO) Tony D. Patrick (Source: Marshall Co. SO)
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

An Alabama man and southern Illinois woman are facing charges after leading officers on a high-speed chase.

According to the sheriff's office, on Friday shortly before 3 a.m., Marshall County dispatch that McCracken County dispatch was reporting that they had an officer trying to stop a car on Interstate 24. The car had been clocked at nearly 100 mph and the car was not stopping.

An officer watched the vehicle exit I-24 onto the Purchase Parkway and tried to make a traffic stop when the vehicle accelerated and refused to stop.

The vehicle was finally stopped by officers at exit 27.

There was a woman driving and a man was also in the vehicle.

The sheriff's office say speeds during the pursuit exceeded 120 mph at times while weaving in and out of lanes around other cars.

The subjects were removed from the vehicle and deputies observed marijuana in the door and a plastic baggy of white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine in the passenger seat.

There was also a large sum of money in the car.

The driver Leslie Williams, 18, of Harrisburg, Illinois, was charged with speeding 26 mph or > speed limit, fleeing or evading police 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

The passenger, Tony D. Patrick, 30, of Lucedale, Alabama, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine).

Both Williams and Patrick were taken to the Marshall County Detention Center.

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