WILSONVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – U.S. Marshals located and arrested a parole violator from Wisconsin who fled into the woods after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Macoupin County, Illinois on Thursday.
James Kelley, 33, was captured after a manhunt lasting more than two hours.
According to police, U.S. Marshals attempted to pull Kelley over for a traffic stop in Bunker Hill around 2:15 p.m.
That's when he got out of the vehicle and ran into the woods, according to police.
K-9 units were deployed to the scene and an airplane was circling the area, searching for Kelley.
Julie Bartlett said she was stopping by her parents' home to pick up her son when she spotted an unknown Ford Explorer parked in the driveway. She said she told two men in the vehicle that police were looking for someone on the loose.
An officer then pulled up to the house and arrested the man in the vehicle's passenger seat, according to Bartlett.
Police say Kelley talked drivers into giving him rides as he tried to escape officers.