Chicago Man Faces Multiple Charges After Fleeing Traffic Stop in CentraliaA 42-year-old Chicago man is in custody after allegedly shoving a Centralia Police officer and fleeing a traffic stop on foot late Friday night. Centralia Police say James Staples was later apprehended. He is being held in the Marion County Jail for alleged aggravated battery to a police officer, obstructing or resisting arrest, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license.
Police say they saw Staples leave a suspected drug house in the 600 block of Rhodes Street they were watching. After determining his license was suspended, his vehicle was stopped in the 600 block of East Rexford.
Staples allegedly got out of the car, threw something beside the road, and then shoved the officer and took off running after being told he was under arrest. Staples was eventually stopped near McKee and Howard and taken into custody.
Police found the baggie that Staples had apparently tossed earlier and determined it contained a substance that tested positive as crack cocaine.
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