Herrin Man Arrested After Chase


By WSIL Manager

WEST FRANKFORT -- A Herrin man is facing multiple charges after a police chase in West Frankfort.

Corey Beers, 23, is charged with criminal damage to government property, driving on a revoked license, aggravated fleeing, resisting officers and four counts of drug possession.

West Frankfort officers tried to stop a pickup truck driven by Beers around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, but the truck kept going north on Route 37, eventually hitting a concrete curve.

Police say Beers then tried to take off again, putting the truck in reverse and hitting a squad car twice before he ran from his vehicle. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

During a search of the truck, West Frankfort authorities say they found a meth lab and other illegal drugs. The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team was called in to dismantle the lab.

Beers is being held in the Franklin County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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