Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rockford man leads suburban cops on chase, jailed for drugs




CARPENTERSVILLE — A 40-year-old Rockford man was at the center of a drug raid, shots fired near a middle school and a high-speed chase Tuesday throughout several Chicago suburbs.

Sentoro Dunn, 40, of the 7300 block of Ashton Villa in Rockford, was charged Wednesday with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, the Daily Herald reported.

A judge set Dunn’s bail at $1 million.

Police said Dunn and another man were involved in a transaction with Carpentersville police just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers arranged to meet Dunn and the man in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on South Kennedy Drive in Carpentersville, where the suspects tried to sell 1 kilogram of cocaine. As officers moved in to detain the men, one rammed an unmarked police car and police opened fire.

The driver of a beige Cadillac jumped a curb and fled east along Illinois 72 through East Dundee, Barrington, Hoffman Estates and Streamwood. He finally surrendered to police in the parking lot of an Itasca McDonald’s, 1301 E. Irving Park Road.

The driver was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. His condition was not available.

The Herald said the Illinois State Police is investigating because Carpentersville police fired their weapons.

Lakewood School, which is across the street from the restaurant in Carpentersville, was placed on a “code red” lockdown. No one was injured. 



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