A Collinsville man faces seven felony charges after he was arrested Friday in connection with two residential burglaries and three vehicle burglaries in rural Madison County.
Jeremy A. Mitchell, 19, was charged Monday in Madison County Circuit Court with two counts of residential burglary, three counts of burglary, one count of threatening a public official and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Mitchell is being held in the Madison County Jail on $230,000 bail.
According to a news release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 3100 block of West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City at approximately 7:14 p.m. on Friday. Deputies made contact with Mitchell, who was the only person in the vehicle. Police said Mitchell refused to cooperate and fled in the vehicle. Police said Mitchell crashed the vehicle, a gray, extended cab Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, into a nearby ditch and attempted to flee.
Mitchell was caught after a brief foot chase, police said. Police said Mitchell made threats to kill the deputies involved in the arrest. According to information filed in Mitchell’s case, Mitchell allegedly told one of the arresting officers, “I’ll hunt you down on the street and murc you. I’ll kill you.”
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Information filed in his case said that Mitchell allegedly had less than 15 grams of heroin in his possession.
Police towed Mitchell’s vehicle from the scene. A search of the vehicle turned up evidence from two separate residential burglaries and three separate vehicle burglaries that happened in rural Madison County, police said. Each of the residential burglaries happened in Troy, while each of the vehicle burglaries took place in Granite City.
Investigators are trying to determine if additional property that was found in the truck was stolen. Anyone who recognizes the property should contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division at 618-692-0871.
Police said some property in Mitchell’s vehicle have been linked to burglaries that took place in rural St. Clair County.
If convicted of the residential burglary charge, a Class 1 felony, Mitchell could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. According to the Madison County Circuit Clerk’s website, Mitchell was free on bond at the time of his arrest. He has been charged with felony possession of a firearm in connection with a February arrest in Collinsville.