Charges Filed Against Man In Three-County Chase

The scene at the Greenville Free Methodist Church when Christopher McCartney was taken into custody.

A Missouri man faces five charges in Bond County, stemming from a police pursuit that occurred in three counties and ended near Greenville on November 4.

Christopher McCartney, age 35, of Clinton, Missouri, was apprehended when the pursuit ended at Greenville Free Methodist Church property, east of Greenville.

According to Illinois State Police, the chase began in Montgomery County, due to alleged suspicious activity and reckless driving, went into Macoupin County and ended up in Bond County.

Bond County State’s Attorney Dora Mann has charged McCartney with two counts of alleged aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer. Both are Class 3 felony enhanced offenses.

McCartney is also charged with three misdemeanors for alleged criminal damage to property.

The state alleges McCartney caused damage by driving his pickup truck on property at Mt. Gilead Church, west of Greenville; the Greenville Free Methodist Church and Greenwood Apartments in Greenville.

After being apprehended near Greenville, McCartney was taken to Montgomery County, where he has been charged with aggravated fleeing from police at speeds over 21 miles per hour, a Class 4 felony.

He is also charged in Montgomery County with alleged driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

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