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Two County Pursuit Wednesday Night Ends with Bush Man’s Arrest

Eric N. Holland (Photo: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

MARION (WQRL/WISH/WMCL) – A Bush man is facing several charges after leading law enforcement on a two county pursuit late Wednesday night.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says around 11:40 p.m., deputies located a wanted individual occupying a motor vehicle in Herrin.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle as it fled leading law enforcement on the pursuit. During the pursuit deputies saw a woman in the vehicle trying to escape and being held against her will.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Eric L. Holland of Bush, was apprehended following a vehicle and foot pursuit.

Holland was taken into custody on four outstanding warrants and subsequently charged with felony unlawful restraint and aggravated fleeing and eluding. Holland was also charged with multiple traffic violations, reckless driving, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, criminal damage to state supported property and driving while license suspended. Additional charges are pending.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Cambria Police Department, Hurst Police Department, Christopher Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police and the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance.