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Man sentenced to prison for 2019 police chase

Staff Report

ROCKFORD –  A man has been sentenced to prison for a police chase that happened last year in Rockford.

Jabare L. McChristian,  26, was sentenced Thursday, March 26,  to one year in the Illinois Department for aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer.

At approximately 2 a.m., Nov. 4, 2019,  Rockford Police officers responded to a report that a suspicious man was looking in cars in the area of 1500 Seventh Street. Officers later approached the driver of a vehicle who matched the description of the suspicious subject and asked him to exit.

The driver, later identified as McChrisitian, drove away from police, disregarding multiple traffic lights.

Aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer is a Class 4 felony, punishable by
one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one years of  mandatory supervised release.


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