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Williamson County retail theft leads to chase

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UPDATED 10/30/19 AT 4:25 P.M.

MARION (WSIL) -- Marion Police say three people in the vehicle have been charged with retail theft in excess of $2,000. 

They are: Jamonte Allison, Jr., 21 of Carbondale, John C Pruitt, 34 of Chicago, and Kevin Pruitt, 25 of Chicago. An additional person in the vehicle has not been charged at this time.

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Authorities from several agencies are investigating a retail theft that led to a chase, and ultimately ended when the suspects became stuck in the wet ground.

It happened around 5 p.m. when Williamson County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report that someone stole something from Dillard's in Marion. The suspects were seen driving away in a red passenger car.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office tells News 3 authorities located that car traveling on Skyline Drive behind the mall and began following it. The suspects led authorities on a chase through town, and on to Route 37 Northbound, toward West Frankfort.

Deputies caught the suspects when the driver got stuck in a yard. No word on how many suspects were taken into custody, or what charges they may face.

No word on any injuries.

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