A suspect is in custody in the apparent carjacking of a Lincoln Yellow Cab early Monday morning.
Springfield police say an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the cab after spotting it speeding near Stanford Avenue and Junction Circle. The cab would not stop, and as police gave chase, the driver’s door opened and the female driver fell out of the cab. She was not seriously injured, but the cab proceeded at a high rate of speed until crashing on Holley Drive.
Two occupants fled on foot, but one was found hiding a short time later. 33-year-old Deonte Hardin is in the Sangamon County Jail on multiple charges.
The second suspect is still being sought.
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