AVON-Two people were arrested on warrants last week after a chase throughout Bon Homme County.
According to court documents, law enforcement stopped a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Eurico Roubideaux in Springfield on April 15, and the vehicle drove away quickly. A pursuit began, with the vehicle traveling in the wrong lane at about 85 mph.
The Avon Police Department reportedly used spike strips, which the vehicle hit with three of its tires before coming to a stop. The driver, Roubideaux, and the juvenile passenger then allegedly got out of the car and ran away.
An AR rifle with the serial number filed off was allegedly found inside the car, as was a bag containing methamphetamine.
Several hours later, Roubideaux and the passenger were reportedly seen on a stack of hay bales, which they allegedly set on fire as law enforcement approached.
Bon Homme County Sheriff Mark Maggs told The Daily Republic last week that the chase began at around 10 p.m. April 15, and Roubideaux and the juvenile, whose name has not been released, were apprehended at about 3 a.m. April 16.
Roubideaux pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to committing a felony while carrying a firearm, a Class 2 felony; possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony; grand theft of more than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500, aggravated eluding and possession of a gun with an altered serial number, all of which are Class 6 felonies; and entering or refusing to leave property after notice, a Class 2 misdemeanor. If convicted on all charges, he could face more than 36 years in prison.
Additional charges of second-degree arson and possession of a firearm by someone with a prior felony drug conviction were dismissed last week.