Hamilton police make arrest in Thursday chase

Keokuk female charged with multiple felonies in connection with Porsche theft

BY PCC STAFF

HAMILTON – A Keokuk female has been arrested on felony burglary charges as a result of Thursday chase in Hancock County.

Hamilton Police Chief Brendon Glenn announced Tuesday that Jordan M. Vassey, 25, of Keokuk was arrested on a warrant Monday night and charged with residential burglary, a class 1 felony in Illinois; burglary and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, both class 2 felonies; and theft, a class 3 felony.

He’s currently in custody at the Hancock County Jail on a $250,000 bond, 10% allowed.

On Thursday, December 23, 2021 at approximately 4:55 p.m. officers of the Hamilton Police Department, assisted by Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies, responded to 851 Front Street in Hamilton, Illinois for a report of a burglary.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that a light blue 2021 Porsche Taycan had been stolen from the residence.  Surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified of the stolen Porsche.

As officers conducted a search of the premises for any suspects an officer with the Nauvoo Police Department observed the stolen vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 96.  The Nauvoo officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen Porsche but it failed to yield, leading to a pursuit. 

The pursuit ended at approximately 1435 N. Highway 96 when the stolen Porsche lost control, left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and rolled.  The Hamilton Fire Department and Illinois State Police arrived on scene and assisted.

The driver, suspect, and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified and airlifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

A warrant was sought and issued for the arrest of Jordan M. Vassey of Keokuk, Iowa.  Charges include residential burglary (class 1 felony), burglary (class 2 felony), theft (class 3 felony), and unlawful possession of stolen vehicle (class 2 felony).

Vassey was arrested on the warrant in the evening of December 27, 2021 and is housed at the Hancock County Jail on a $250,000 bond, 10% to apply.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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