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.

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Melvin D. Lenoir, 47, was arrested after fleeing from state police during a traffic stop Wednesday.

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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.

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