Illinois State Police arrest man after hours-long manhunt in Joliet
Melvin D. Lenoir fled from Illinois State Police during a traffic stop Wednesday. He was found in a parking lot near 191st Street and LaGrange Road.
A man has been arrested by Illinois State Police after an hours-long manhunt in Joliet.
Melvin D. Lenoir, 47, was pulled over by state police around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday for speeding west on Interstate 80 in Will County, state police said.
When a state trooper tried arresting Lenoir, he fled the scene on foot, state police said. Lenoir entered a nearby home where he was confronted by the owner and he ran off.
Just before 1:50 a.m., an officer observed Lenoir in a parking lot near 191st Street and LaGrange Road and placed him into custody, state police said.
Lenoir was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.