CHICAGO — Two men were arrested with stolen car parts after fleeing police early Thursday morning on the South Side, police said.
Around 2:45 a.m. Thursday, officers saw a Jeep Liberty double parked near the 4800 block of South LaCrosse Avenue. As the officers approached, Marshawn Green, 20, slipped from under a parked car and entered the Jeep.
The vehicle, which police say was driven by Erik S. Gholson, 31, fled, and police attempted to curb it.
The two men ignored the officers for a short distance before ditching the vehicle and fleeing by foot. Officers caught the two men after a short foot pursuit and arrested them, police said.
Several catalytic converters were found inside the Jeep along with evidence linking the victims to the stolen parts, police said.
Green, of the 11800 block of South Emerald Avenue in West Pullman, was charged with one count of felony burglary.
Gholson, of the 7700 block of South Constance Avenue in South Shore, was charged with felony burglary, aggravated fleeing and four additional misdemeanor traffic violations.
Green and Gholson are scheduled to appear in Central Bond Court Saturday.