Way to go Media
- A man was charged Wednesday after leading police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Chicago Tuesday.
Desmond Henry, 25, of the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue in Chicago, was charged with one felony count of aggravated fleeing police at a rate of more than 21 mph, aggravated assault on a police officer and four counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. His bond was set at $500,000.
He also faces charges for possession of a controlled substance and manufacture or delivery of cannabis along with numerous traffic citations.
So all the charges resulted from the pursuit. The media then proceeds to blow the investigation:
- At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Henry was observed in a rental car with a suspect wanted for double murder, prosecutors said. They then switched rental cars to a black Cherokee in the middle of the day under the same rental agreement.
Henry was arrested after officers attempted to make an "investigatory stop on his vehicle" around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday near Polk St. and California Avenue, police said. He then led police on a miles-long chase to the 200 block of North Central Avenue, where he jumped out of the car while it was still in "drive" and ran to a friend's apartment, prosecutors said. A girl and a 2-year-old child were inside that apartment.
So whoever this guy was riding with earlier now knows he was under some pretty extensive surveillance regarding a double homicide, and if he isn't in the wind, he might be now. But hey, it made great copy for the helicopter.