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Man wanted for domestic battery arrested in Peru

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2010

Police say a man wanted for domestic battery led them on a short chase in Peru.

Patrick Thomas of Peru was arrested Tuesday after police say he wiped out on a motorbike while trying to get away.

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says a La Salle County warrant for domestic battery was issued for Thomas last Thursday for something that happened in Peru.  At that time, bond on the warrant was set at $50,000 and a petition to revoke his felony probation was filed by states attorney’s office.

Bernabei says Thomas was spotted riding a motorbike by the Peru Mall Tuesday afternoon.  Bernabei says officers tried to stop him but he drove into a field north of Wenzel Road.

Officers from La Salle and Peru surrounded the area.  Bernabei says Thomas fell from the bike while leaving the field and re-entering the road.  He was arrested and taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital for minor injuries.  He’ll eventually be taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Bernabei says Thomas is a person of interest in two thefts in Peru and the motorbike he was riding was reported stolen out of Ottawa.

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