Rockford teen jailed for driving stolen car

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

A Rockford teen faces multiple charges after being stopped while driving stolen vehicle Thursday, Feb. 13.

Police say 19-year-old Marquadius Turner was driving a Chevy Trailblazer in the 2400 block of Benderwirt Avenue when he was pulled over by a Rockford Police officer. During the stop, police say Turner threw the vehicle’s keys at the officer and fled on foot.

Turner was arrested a short time later when a nearby detective assisted the officer. As he was taken into custody, Turner threatened to kill the officer, police said.

Turner is lodged in the Winnebago County Jail without bond. He has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, resiting arrest, aggravated intimidation, aggravated battery to a police officer and driving on a revoked license.

According to court records, Turner has a prior conviction for obstruction. He also has a pending case for retail theft and is on probation for possessing a stolen vehicle.

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