Driver who prompted 6-car crash in River North had 2 weapons and heroin price $26K in his car, prosecutors say

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The motive force who crashed into a number of automobiles whereas fleeing Chicago police in River North on Tuesday night had two weapons and greater than $26,000 price of heroin in his automobile, prosecutors stated Friday.

Jaremiah Eason, 27, is charged with Class X armed violence and 6 different felonies in reference to the incident, which started round 9 p.m. when police allegedly noticed him commit a visitors violation.

Jaremiah Eason (inset) and a picture of metropolis staff cleansing up the crash scene. | CPD; Citizen App

Eason, the one particular person within the automobile, pulled over for a second however began driving once more after police noticed him pull one thing from his waist and toss it onto the passenger floorboard, prosecutor Eugene Goroshko stated.

Police chased his Eason as he ran three cease indicators and visitors alerts, then turned the improper method onto Ohio from State Road, Goroshko continued. Police stated Eason collided with six automobiles on Ohio Road, then ran from the car. Two folks within the different automobiles had been injured, CPD stated.

Goroshko stated police discovered two handguns on the automobile’s entrance floorboards together with 207 baggies of heroin price $26,200 and a knotted bag of crack price $738.

Along with the armed violence depend, prosecutors additionally charged Eason with two counts of illegal use of a weapon by a felon, two counts of heroin possession, one depend of cocaine possession, and aggravated fleeing.

He has been convicted of three different felonies, together with gun instances in 2014 and 2021 and narcotics in 2015, Goroshko stated.

Eason’s protection legal professional stated he lives together with his girlfriend and little one. The lawyer stated he has taken enterprise administration courses at Malcolm X School, attends church, and is energetic in his neighborhood.

Choose Maryam Ahmad ordered Eason to pay a $22,500 deposit towards bail to go house on digital monitoring.

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