Greene Co. man involved in car-damaging police chase ordered to pay up

By Gary Scott on March 19, 2016 at 1:02pm

A White Hall man spending time in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase in 2015 has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution.

Twenty-year-old Cody Wade was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in November after pleading guilty to two charges of criminal damage to property and burglary.

Officers from the Roodhouse Police Department, White Hall Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Department were all involved in the pursuit of Wade after he reportedly stole a 2008 GMC truck in September. He collided with squad cars from all three police departments during the chase.

The White Hall squad car suffered the most damage, and a White Hall police officer was injured and hospitalized during the chase.

On Monday, Wade was ordered to pay roughly $7,800 in restitution for the damage to the squad cars and the original truck that was stolen.

Other offenses Wade was originally charged with included theft and resisting a peace officer. They were dropped as part of the plea deal.

Wade was also ordered to serve three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.