Suspect accused of leading officer on deadly chase turns self in - KMOV.com

Suspect accused of leading officer on deadly chase turns self in

COWDEN, Ill. (KMOV/AP) -- The suspect wanted in connection with a police chase that killed a southern Illinois officer has turned himself in.

Police in Howard County tell News 4 that Andrew Davenport, 31, of St. Louis, walked into the police department around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, turned himself in and said that he wanted a lawyer.

Davenport drove himself to the police station in a red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 that matched the description of the vehicle in the pursuit. HCPD seized the vehicle at the request of Illinois authorities.

Davenport was charged with Aggravated Fleeing a Police Officer.

Authorities had received a tip from someone using an out of state cell phone saying that a person of interest from the incident would be turning himself in.

State police say Davenport allegedly drove his truck away Tuesday evening from a Staunton business without paying for $100 of gasoline.

About 90 minutes later, 35-year-old Cowden officer Jeremy Hubbard was chasing Davenport's truck in Effingham County when his vehicle overturned in a cornfield, ejecting him.

Hubbard died at a hospital.

Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Stuckemeyer was riding with Hubbard in preparation for entering the police academy. She was listed as being in stable condition Wednesday at a St. Louis hospital.

Cowden is a Shelby County village about 100 miles east of St. Louis.

Davenport is currently being held on a $1 million bond.

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