Our sister station WCSJ reports that a Kendall County man was arrested by the Morris Police Department twice within one hour on Monday after a series of incidents.
Morris Police Chief John Severson said an officer noticed a vehicle driven by 26 year-old Louis Yarbrough of Oswego had a large air freshener hanging from his mirror causing obstruction. That incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. on October 16th.
Police officials say Yarbrough had a suspended driver’s license and when the officer initiated a traffic stop, Yarbrough allegedly failed to stop, blowing through several signs. The officer then terminated the pursuit.
Severson said Yarbrough allegedly lied several times to the police during a phone call on Monday, but eventually confirmed he was the driver of the vehicle and had a Cook County warrant out against him.
Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Monday, Yarbrough turned himself into the Morris Police Department for Driving While License Suspended, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude an Officer and citations for having an obstructed window and disobeying a stop sign. Ten minutes after being released on bond, police allege that Yarbrough got back into his vehicle, and was pulled over again for Driving While License Suspended.
Severson stated Yarbrough then told an officer he was driving his vehicle to a friend’s house to be taken home. Severson said Yarbrough then sprinted towards his vehicle, and was tackled and arrested.
He was transported to the Grundy County Jail and later released.
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