Suspect in Rock Island flees on foot, escapes deputies

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Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies spent several hours Thursday unsuccessfully searching for a suspect who fled on foot in the Rock Island area.

Chief Criminal Detective Steve Groseclose said it all started with a report of a man sleeping in a truck. When contacted by deputies it was discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.

The man took off running near the weigh station and a perimeter was set up.

The search included numerous law enforcement officials and even a drone.

Having left his truck and wallet behind, Groseclose said they know the identity of the man and expect to have him in custody soon.