Accused car thief takes police on chase

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A 22-year old faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a car Tuesday. Police say Brandon Jones took keys from the side of basketball courts near Oak Street and Gregory Drive while the owner was involved in a game.

When the victim tried to stop Jones, he said Jones tried to hit him with the car. Officials say Jones hit one vehicle during the theft and led police on a chase which ended in Savoy about 11:15 pm.

Charges against Jones include theft, driving under the influence of drugs and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.

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