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Illinois State Police officials announced on Friday the apprehension of an escaped prisoner. 18 year old Lasion March of Peoria had escaped while being transported by two officers from the Illinois Departent of Juvenile Justice to LaSalle, IL.


March had begun kicking the driver’s side rear window while being transported in a caged squad car. The transporting driver called 911 to request police assistance, and pulled over on Illinois Route 29 just south of Chillicothe, IL. March then succeeded in kicking the glass out of the driver’s side rear window and escaped, running eastbound towards the Illinois River.


March was later seen tipping over a garbage can in a residential area of Chillicothe. March ran towards a moving northbound train, and Illinois State Police began to pursue him on foot. March reached for the train, but missed grabbing hold of it as it went by. March then surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. March was still handcuffed and in leg shackles, but had managed to remove a leather restraining belt from around his waist.

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