ISP Release Information on Weekend Chase, Arrest

Further information has been released on a weekend arrest following a Knox County vehicle chase.

The chase involved 27 year-old John Koonce of Bridgeport, Illinois.  Authorities claim Koonce was driving a stolen pickup truck on Old Bruceville Road.  The vehicle was pursued onto Old Wheatland Road; the chase then continued onto several county roads near Vincennes, before stopping in a field off Thompson Road.  Koonce then allegedly fled on foot about a quarter mile before being captured.

Koonce is charged with auto theft, two counts of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, and aggressive driving.  He was booked into the Knox County Jail on five-thousand dollars bond.

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