Suspect arrested, identified after two-state police chase, crash
Jermaine Pierce is charged with assaulting an officer after he allegedly led police on a chase from Granite City to north St. Louis. He is also accused of robbing someone before the chase By KMOV.com Staff
By Stephanie Baumer
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Police arrested two suspects after a two-state police chase ended in a car accident early Monday morning.
According to police, the chase started after an armed robbery in Granite City. When officers spotted 25-year-old Jermaine Pierce's vehicle, they pursued Pierce and the second suspect into north St. Louis. During the pursuit, Pierce's car crashed into a Madison, Illinois police vehicle at 19th and Destrehan Street.
Two suspects fled the scene, but were arrested shortly after. Pierce is being held on felony charges of assaulting a police officer. The second suspect, who has not been identified, is expected to face charges as well.