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Accident Uncovers Fraud Case
A man possibly connected to several fraud cases is behind bars tonight, but not before giving police a hard time.
Around 3:40 this afternoon, Springfield police were tipped off by a store worker at target, regarding a man the detective bureau had been looking for.
Officers found their suspect at nearby shoe carnival but he ran from them and fled in a black vehicle.
One of the officers broke the driver side window, in an attempt to stop the suspect and was dragged for a short distance.
Authorities say the man sped out of the parking lot and officers didn't chase him.
A short time later, the suspect crashed on interstate 72.
Right now, police are not releasing the man's name.. because he may be a part of a bigger fraud investigation.
He is in the Sangamon jail tonight, on charges of aggravated battery, resisting police, and numerous major traffic violations.
One officer was treated for minor injuries and has been released from a local hospital.