Man charged with possession of stolen car in Bartlett after pursuit

  • Jkari Untae Jones

    Jkari Untae Jones

Updated 11/25/2022 7:22 PM

An investigation into a vehicle abandoned in the middle of a Bartlett road led to an extensive search and eventual arrest of a Joliet man Wednesday, authorities said.

Jkari Untae Jones, 25, is charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, obstruction of justice and having no valid driver's license. He also had three outstanding warrants for assault and burglary, according to Bartlett police.


About 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Bartlett police began investigating a 2007 Toyota Camry found in the middle of the roadway near Route 59 and Smith Road. The car had been reported stolen from the Brewster Creek Shopping Center on the 800 block of South Route 59.

Officers located the suspect, later identified as Jones, who ran toward the area of Smith Road and Route 59 in neighboring West Chicago, police said.

The Kane County sheriff's office, the DuPage County Forest Preserve police and the West Chicago Police Department deployed drones, Illinois State Police deployed its aircraft, and the DuPage County sheriff's office and Kane County sheriff's office deployed canine units to locate Jones.

A judge ordered him held on $10,000 bond, and he remained in custody at the DuPage County jail Friday pending a Dec. 19 court date.

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