Police arrest 71-year-old man after he rams squad cars in high-speed chase

JACKSON COUNTY — A 71-year-old Pomona man is in the Jackson County Jail, after reportedly leading police on a chase, and ramming multiple law enforcement vehicles.

Albert Nance (Source: JCSO)
Albert Nance
(Source: JCSO)

A Murphysboro police officer reportedly spotted Albert Nance driving a green mini-van with sparks flying and smoke pouring from the tireless rim of the vehicle.

The officer attempted to stop the van, but Nance reportedly sped off, driving at speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

As the pursuit continued, Nance reportedly rammed a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car several times. The deputy in the squad car was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. He was later released from the hospital.

Law enforcement then successfully utilized a “PIT” maneuver to immobilize Nance’s vehicle, but he regained control of the mini-van and tried to hit a Murphysboro officer who had gotten out of his patrol car. A second Murphysboro squad car was hit during the incident.

The chase continued on to Jerusalem Hill Road and finally ended near Nance’s home in Pamona.

Nance reportedly continued to resist officers after he got out of his vehicle before he was arrested.

Nance faces charges of aggravated fleeing to elude and criminal damage to state supported property over $500.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and Nance could face more charges.