Harrisburg Police Arrest Man After Pursuit, Discover Dead Body

Harrisburg Police Arrest Man After Pursuit, Discover Dead Body

HARRISBURG – A McLeansboro man was arrested and charged after leading Harrisburg Police on a lengthy, low speed pursuit early Sunday morning that led to officers discovering a dead man’s body.

According to a post on the Harrisburg Police Department’s Facebook page, police attempted to stop a maroon Chevy Truck driven by 34-year-old Travis Braden for a vehicle violation when the pursuit started. Braden was eventually stopped and taken into custody, charged with aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer.

An investigation into the incident led officers to discover a dead man at a home in Harrisburg. Police said the man has been identified, but his identity is not being released until his family is notified.

Police noted the investigation is pending and further information may be released as the investigation progresses.

The Illinois State Police and Harrisburg Police Department are conducting the investigation. The Saline County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.

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