Warsaw man arrested for meth after leading police on chase

Posted: Apr. 15, 2014 5:06 pm Updated: Apr. 29, 2014 6:14 pm

BASCO, Ill. -- A Warsaw was man was arrested on Monday night after fleeing from Hancock County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies attempted to stop Kenneth Day, 35, of Warsaw, around 8:15 p.m. just east of Basco, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. However, Day failed to stop and attempted to flee from the deputies. He eluded law enforcement for 12 miles until his vehicle became stuck on a muddy road. He was taken into custody without further incident. Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said speeds in the chase were under 100 mph. No one was injured.

Bentzinger said methamphetamine lab materials were found in Day's vehicle. He was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials, driving with a revoked license, aggravated fleeing and eluding police.

Day made his first court appearance on Tuesday. His bail was set at $50,000. He is being lodged in the Hancock County Jail. His next court date is set for April 21.

The Hamilton Police Department assisted with Day's arrest.