Rockford Man Arrested for Driving Stolen Vehicle

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford man is arrested after police observe him driving a stolen car.

Officers spotted 18 year old Wayne Benny Magee Jr. driving near the intersection of Rockton Avenue and Glenwood Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in a black Mitsubishi they believed had been stolen and involved in several recent shootings.

As officers were in the process of confirming if the car was the correct Mitsubishi reported stolen, Magee Jr. hit a parked truck and then a telephone pole. Magee Jr. then proceeded to get out of the car and fled on foot.

Officers did confirm the Mitsubishi was stolen and Magee Jr. was later caught and arrested.

Magee Jr. was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, resisting an officer, along with several other charges.

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