Joliet Man Charged After Attempting to Flee Police
A 23-year-old Joliet man has been arrested after leading authorities on a brief chase. It was on Monday, at approximately 7:49 PM, Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near Center Street and Pleasant Street after Officers identified Tyler Grigsby as the driver and had prior knowledge that he held active Will County arrest warrants and had a suspended license. Grigsby refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle came to a stop near West Jefferson Street and North Laurel Street at which time Grigsby exited the vehicle and fled from Officers. Officers caught up to Grigsby in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street at which Officers had to deploy a taser to take Grigsby into custody without any further incident.
Grigsby held a warrant for Resisting a Peace Officer and also a warrant for Unlawful Possession of Weapon by Felon.
Further investigation determined that five additional occupants, including two young children aged 11 months and 1 year old, were in the vehicle during the pursuit. All occupants were uninjured and were released from the scene.
Tyler Grigsby has been charged with Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Endangering the Life of a Child, and Two Will County Arrest Warrants.