Trooper finds driver wearing body armor and passenger with gun after high speed vehicle pursuit

INDIANA – Monday, Nov. 8 approximately 2:00 a.m., an Indiana State Police trooper was patrolling I-80/94 when he attempted to stop a black Chevrolet Equinox for speeding, 93 miles per hour. 

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle however the vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.  The pursuit continued east where officers were able to place stop sticks at multiple locations, resulting in the vehicle’s tires being deflated. 

The driver finally stopped at the 41.5 mile-marker in LaPorte County when the vehicle became completely disabled.  The driver and passenger were taken into custody.  During the arrest, a loaded .40 caliber handgun was found to be in the possession of the passenger.  It was also determined that the driver of the vehicle was wearing body armor.  Both subjects were transported to the Lake County Jail for processing. 

Police arrested 47-year-old Ronnie Hill, from Harvey, IL, on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, wearing body armor while committing a felony, and reckless driving.

The passenger, Antwonne Strong, 26, from Dolton, IL, is being held on charges of possession of a handgun without a permit.