Traffic Stop Prompts Man to Flee Police

Steven Manos was wanted on warrants, and apparently decided to take off as a Joliet officer was returning to his squad to write a ticket and check his record, Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

A Lockport man pulled over by Joliet police on a traffic stop gave the officer his driver's license and then stepped on the gas in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest, Joliet Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

Steven C. Manos, 24, of 513 N. Reef, was stopped in the 1300 block of West Jefferson Street on Dec. 29, Demick said.

However, he must have realized that he was in for more than a traffic citation given that there were outstanding warrants on a felony theft charge and for failure to attend a court hearing, Demick said. His arrest would trigger a violation of his parole on a previous case, he said.

Manos was stopped by Joliet police just a few blocks away at May and John streets, at which point he exited his car and made a run for it. Police were able to quickly apprehend him, Demick said.

Manos was wanted on a warrant charging him with felony theft of $500 to $10,000, according to Will County jail records. He was arrested in August on four other counts of felony theft with a firearm.

Previous to that, he was charged with burglary, battery and knowingly damaging property in May 2010 and six counts of burglary in September 2009.

Manos is being held in Will County jail. No information on bond was available.



charlies angel January 01, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Shannon January 03, 2013 at 06:07 AM
No crap Angel,but I do have to say one thing for him,he is respectful.It was not his car he was in it was my sister's stolen truck.He wasn't living in Lockport he was living with my sister in Joliet and in his defense he did tell the police the truth about taking the truck without her knowledge.He did own up to his screw up and the kid does have a lot to learn,but I do have to respect he owned his guilt.I've only met him once but that one time he was very respectful and showed manners.I as well as many others that know the full details of what happened do believe he was influenced by the person with him when it went down.


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