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Cape man arrested Friday in Illinois after police pursuit

Apr 08, 2013 -- 10:05am


Southeast Missourian

A Cape Girardeau man was arrested Friday evening in Murphysboro after allegedly fleeing from police in a high-speed pursuit along with two other men, including an attempted-murder suspect. According to Murphysboro police, 20-year old Nigelle Bird of Cape Girardeau, 21-year old Daivon L. Harris of Murphysboro and 21-year old Jyshawn J. Jackson of Alsip, Ill., fled after officers attempted to pull over their vehicle. The chase ended after the suspects' vehicle lost a wheel. The three men then fled on foot and were apprehended a short time later and taken to Jackson County Jail in Illinois. Bird was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He will appear Tuesday at a bond hearing in Jackson County. Harris also was charged with resisting arrest and posted bond shortly after being taken to the jail. Jackson, who initially refused to give his name to police, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated fleeing to elude. After he was identified, police discovered he has an outstanding arrest warrant in Champaign County, Ill., for aggravated battery/discharge of firearm and attempted first-degree murder.

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