Felony arrest after eluding police near Hecker

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A 33-year-old Belleville man was arrested for aggravated fleeing and eluding police, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon following an early morning incident south of Hecker on Dec. 23.

Shortly after midnight, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputy attempted to stop a silver car seen speeding southbound on Route 159 in Hecker, but the car continued south at a high rate of speed.

The deputy terminated pursuit and alerted neighboring agencies to be on the lookout. It was determined a short time later that the suspect vehicle ran off the roadway and crashed north of Red Bud, prompting a search that included K-9 units and thermal imaging equipment.

The suspect, identified as David R. Madden, was eventually located and taken into police custody.

Madden remains at the Monroe County Jail in Waterloo on $150,000 bond.

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