Three Rockford men arrested following chase and accident

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three Rockford men are arrested on drug charges.

Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies say they attempted to pull a car over at the intersection of N. Bell School Road and Potawatomi Drive around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say the car took off and immediately crashed into a meridian, flattening both tires. Deputies continued a slow speed chase until the car disobeyed traffic signals at E. State Street and Perryville Road causing an accident. Following the crash, two of the three people inside the car ran away on foot.

The remaining person was taken into custody at the scene of the accident while the two who ran away were caught by a Rockford police officer behind a nearby business.

Inside the car, deputies say they found 3.1 grams of heroin.

23-year old Darius Dickens, of Rockford, 24-year-old Edward Parchman, of Rockford and 22-year-old Orentho Hurd, of Rockford, are behind bars at the Winnebago County Jail.

Dickens is charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (1-15 grams), aggravated fleeing to elude, resisting arrest, obstructed view, no valid driver's license, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Parchman is charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (1-15 grams).

Hurd is charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (1-15 grams) and resisting arrest.

The three men are considered innocent until proven guilty.