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Three suspects arrested in carjacking which led to massive Rockford police chase

ROCKFORD, Ill. - 19-year-old Soldier Perkins and an unidentified 16-year-old juvenile are accused of a violent carjacking and then leading Rockford police on a chase through the city that ended on I-90.

Rockford Police say that around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, they were called to the area of Lexington Avenue and Preston Street where a 40-year-old woman told them she had been beaten and carjacked while at a stop sign.

The victim told police three armed men demanded her property and forced her out of her vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle on US Hwy 20 near 11th Street and attempted to stop the car, but the suspects fled onto I-90 and eventually crashed at the E. State Street exit, in an attempt to come back into the city.

The suspects fled on foot and were taken into custody by police.

Police say a loaded firearm was recovered from the vehicle.

Soldier Perkins is charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, and Fleeing to Elude.

The 16-year-old juvenile was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, and Resisting Police.


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