Illinois State Police dogs bit Jordan Henry several times after he ran from a car hijacked in Lakeview this week, authorities said. Prosecutors charged him with possessing a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and a host of traffic charges stemming from a police chase that ended when he allegedly wiped out on the side of an interstate near Joliet.
A 69-year-old Uber driver was driving his black Volkswagen sedan on the 1800 block of West Diversey when a hijacker ordered him out of the car at gunpoint around 11:21 a.m., Wednesday a CPD spokesperson said. The victim complied, and the carjacker drove away with the vehicle.
Troopers found the car in traffic near the Dan Ryan Expressway and 75th Street about an hour later, according to an ISP statement. Henry, 28, led troopers on a miles-long pursuit that ended when he crashed into a ditch at I-55 and I-80, according to ISP. He got out of the car and ran, but the state police dogs ran faster.
“Henry was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries from the K9 apprehension,” the ISP statement said.
A Will County judge set bail at $1 million. Henry must post 10% of that amount to get out of jail.
The hijacker who took the Uber driver’s car abandoned a blue-gray Volvo at the scene. A carjacker used the Volvo minutes earlier during an attempted hijacking on the 2100 block of North Clybourn, according to a CPD report. That hijacking failed.
The suspect in the Lincoln Park case was described as a Black male with dreadlocks who stands about 5’7″ tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a white jacket but was seen wearing a black jacket earlier, according to police at the scene.
So far, no one is charged with hijacking the Uber driver or trying to hijack the other driver in Lincoln Park.