Springfield Police are seeking the public’s help locating a man suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night, according to a press release.
At about 10:26 p.m., Aug. 28, an officer saw a Mazda 626 driving erratically near 42nd St. and Marcola Rd., and tried to initiate a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle, Steven Ray Stone, 38, of Marcola, reportedly fled and entered I-105, then drove at nearly 100 mph until reaching I-5 northbound.
Officers attempted to catch Stone, but stopped the pursuit after Stone turned off the headlights while driving over 120 mph.
The Mazda 626 was seen exiting at the Gateway St. offramp, and had struck and driven over a concrete curb. The vehicle was found parked at a nearby AM/PM gas station.
Police spoke to two subjects who were passengers in the vehicle, and learned Stone had fled on foot.
Springfield Police are searching for Stone in connection with this incident, and say he is also wanted on warrants for unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Melissa Smith at Springfield Police at 541-726-3714.