CAMBRIDGE — Felony charges of reckless driving and aggravated fleeing as well as 31 traffic tickets followed a Sept. 30 high-speed chase in Geneseo and on Interstate 80.
Lamarcus L. Everett of Davenport appeared Tuesday in Henry County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on the felony charges.
Sgt. Daniel Schmitt of the Geneseo Police Department testified that the department received information about a hit-and-run accident and that the suspect vehicle, a Cadillac sedan, was on U.S. 6.
He said he began his pursuit on Center Street, and the Cadillac disobeyed indicated stops at Center and Pearl streets, at Center and 2nd streets, at State and 2nd streets, at 2nd and Oakwood streets, and at Oakwood and North streets. At Oakwood and Pearl streets, the vehicle was traveling 60 mph in a 25-mph zone, he said.
At Oakwood and Main streets, the Cadillac went straight through the intersection in a left-turn only lane, traveling 70 mph in a 30-mph zone. At Oakwood and Bestor streets, the Cadillac moved to the left-turn-only lane and went around a vehicle, proceeding westbound on Interstate 80 and traveling 105 mph in a 70-mph zone. Subsequently it was traveling 110 mph and going around a pickup truck when the driver lost control and slid into a ditch.
Schmitt stopped and saw a male driver get out of the Cadillac and run away. Eventually he was able to take him into custody in the area of I-80 Equipment.
Police asked him why he left the scene of the original accident, and he said he was scared, according to Schmitt.
Everett remained in custody as of Tuesday on $100,000 bond. Judge Terry Patton found probable cause to believe a felony was committed, and a Nov. 8 pretrial hearing was set.