Calhoun County Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Saturday Night

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 8, 2022 at 9:32am

A Calhoun County man was arrested after a high-speed chase Saturday night.

According to a press release from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:15 pm Saturday, a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Illinois River Road near Gallinepper Road in rural Calhoun County on a maroon 2004 Pontiac.

The driver of the Pontiac refused to stop, increased speed, and then fled from the Deputy. The vehicle then turned westbound on Batchtown Road and continued to flee, reaching speeds of over 100 MPH.

The Deputy continued the pursuit as the vehicle continued to travel towards Batchtown at a dangerously high rate of speed. The Deputy was able to catch up to the Pontiac in the village of Batchtown, however, the driver continued to fail to stop, and eventually pulled into the driveway of a residence.

A traffic stop and subsequent investigation then resulted in the arrest of 54-year-old Jonathan M Logsdon, of Batchtown. Logsdon was arrested and booked into the Jersey County Jail on charges of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, felony driving with a revoked license, possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle outside of an approved container, aggravated speeding (Over 36 MPH over Speed Limit), reckless driving, improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device, and improper passing.

Logsdon remains held at the Jersey County Jail.