Luke A. Washburn, 19, of Kewanee appeared on Class 3 felony retail theft, greater than $300, and Class 4 felony charges of aggravated fleeing of police, two counts, and aggravated fleeing/through traffic control devices, two counts.

Luke A. Washburn, 19, of Kewanee appeared on Class 3 felony retail theft, greater than $300, and Class 4 felony charges of aggravated fleeing of police, two counts, and aggravated fleeing/through traffic control devices, two counts.

Geneseo police Det. Michael Chavez, Jr. testified that on Feb. 26 the police department received several calls regarding a theft of home electronics, including a security system and several Nest thermostats, from the Walmart store. The items were valued at more than $850.

A store surveillance video showed Washburn leaving the store without paying for the items.

A customer told Chavez that Washburn got into a white Cadillac Escalade with no front license plate.

Deputy Chad Winter testified that at 11:30 a.m. on March 3 he was dispatched to look for the Cadillac. Winter said he saw the car in the area of Wanee Estates and saw Washburn driving.

Winter attempted to stop Washburn who briefly came to a stop, then drove into a yard, sped up and fled.

Winter and Kewanee police pursued the car onto the Page Street extension, then to the Galva-Atkinson blacktop where Galva police entered the pursuit.

Winter said Washburn drove through Galva, running stop signs and reaching a speed of over 100 miles an hour before ending up stuck on a muddy road in Knox County.

Washburn and a female passenger fled the car and were located later.

Winter said he was informed by Kewanee police that Washburn was reported to have been involved in a complaint of the unlawful restraint/kidnapping of a woman in the 700 block of Cambridge Road.

Probable cause was found on both cases. Washburn remains jailed on $70,000 bond.