Man jailed in connection with hot pursuit on I-55

Jordan Henry

A Harvey man faces two felony charges in Will County in connection with a chase on several highways that ended with him crashing his vehicle on Interstate 55.

On Thursday, prosecutors charged Jordan Henry, 28, of the 14500 block of Lexington Avenue, with the offense of aggravated fleeing and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

Henry was taken to the Will County jail, where he is being held on a $1 million bond.

About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police received information about a vehicle that was taken in a hijacking incident in Chicago, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

A trooper located the vehicle on Interstate 94 at 75th Street in Chicago and initiated a traffic stop but the vehicle fled the scene, which led to a pursuit, police said.

At Interstate 55 near Interstate 80, the vehicle lost control and crashed into a ditch, police said.

Henry was identified by police as the driver and only occupant of the vehicle.

Henry attempted to flee foot and troopers eventually took him into custody with the help of a police dog, police said.

Henry was taken to a hospital with minor injures suffered during his apprehension by the dog, police said.

Henry also was cited for reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, driving 35 mph over the speed limit, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper traffic lane usage, improper passing on shoulder, following too closely, improper turn signal, changing lanes without a signal and other traffic offenses.

Henry’s next court date is scheduled for March 7.