Charges filed in 100-mph Borman Expressway chase
BY RUTH ANN KRAUSE Post-Tribune correspondent September 9, 2013 5:54PM
Updated: October 11, 2013 6:21AM
Robbery, carjacking, resisting law enforcement, pointing a firearm and reckless driving charges have been filed in Lake Superior Court against a Gary man who led police on a high-speed chase.
Donnie Deantawn Hampton, 32, of 3676 Monroe Ave., told police he was on 5th Avenue Thursday night when he began arguing with his son’s mother, broke out a window of a vehicle and stole a gun from the passenger seat.
Police say Hampton ditched the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban he was driving and took off on foot in the 7300 block of Cline Avenue, Hammond.
One witness said a man identified as Hampton pointed a gun at him in his garage and demanded his bicycle. The witness found the bike wrecked in the front yard.
A man working on his 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport in the 7300 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Hammond said a man stuck a gun in his face and demanded the car.
Police pursued the car as it traveled south on Kennedy Avenue and west onto the Borman Expressway. The pursuit was terminated because of safety concerns. Illinois State Police representative said speeds exceeded 100 mph on the expressway.
Hampton was arrested when he crashed head-on at an unspecified Chicago intersection, the probable cause affidavit states.
The most serious of the charges is punishable by six to 20 years.