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Illinois Man Arrested After Leading Police On Mass Pike Chase From Charlton To Stockbridge

CHARLTON (CBS) -- A man who was wanted on warrants in Illinois and Maine has been arrested after leading police on a wild chase on the Mass Pike Wednesday morning. 48-year-old Kevin Oldaker from Poplar Grove, Ill., was allegedly driving a stolen car that was last seen in Biddeford, Maine.

Police say around 7:30 a.m. they found the stolen car at the Charlton Service Plaza on the Mass Pike. At first, Oldaker was in the car sleeping in the back seat. After being asked to come out, he pretended to try to find his keys before he turned on the ignition and drove away on the Pike.

Officers say Oldaker refused to stop for cruisers while driving over crossovers to evade police in Chicopee and Ludlow. He eventually got a flat tire in Stockbridge after police laid out a tire deflation device.

After refusing to get out of the car for a short time, he eventually surrendered and was taken into custody around 9 a.m.

A warrant issued last week out of Maine charged Oldaker with violent stalking, while a warrant out of Illinois from February 2014 charged him with home invasion and sex assault.

He was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. He will be held overnight at the Worcester County House of Corrections and is expected to be in court Thursday.

Charges from the chase include negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, carrying a dangerous weapon (a knife), and failure to stop for police.

He was held without bail overnight at the Worcester County House of Correction. He is set to be arraigned in Dudley District Court.


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