Metro-east officers chased a suspect early Monday morning after an attempted break-in in Millstadt, according to police.
A woman in Jotham Court in Millstadt called police about 1:20 a.m. Monday saying an unknown person was ringing her doorbell. While she was talking to 911 dispatchers, the person broke the glass on her back door and may have attempted to get into the house, Millstadt Police Lt. Alan Hucke said.
Hucke said the man did not enter the residence and fled in an Escalade as police arrived. A Millstadt officer pursued the car but stopped when speeds became too fast.
Multiple agencies, including Cahokia, Dupo and Columbia police, continued the chase southbound on Interstate 255, where spike strips were laid down by Columbia police.
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The strips deflated some of the tires on the car, slowing it down, Columbia Police Chief Jerry Paul said. The suspects jumped from the car and started to run away.
One of the suspects was apprehended immediately around 2:20 a.m. while the other continued to flee. A Cahokia K9 dog chased after the suspect and caught him, allowing police to arrest him.