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Weekend Police Chase in Wamac Ends with Mt. Vernon Man’s Arrest

WAMAC – A 34-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend following an alleged police chase with a Wamac officer.

Matthew Smith reportedly fled early Saturday morning when a Wamac officer attempted to stop him on Wabash Avenue.

Smith reportedly drove through several yards before his vehicle stopped running at Second and Perrine where he was taken into custody.

Smith is being held in the Marion County Jail for aggravated fleeing and eluding police, aggravated reckless driving, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery to a police officer.