Man accused of pulling cop into vehicle, driving off while evading police

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO – Authorities have charged a 21-year-old man with aggravated battery to a police officer following a traffic stop Tuesday.

According to police, Jonathon Birman was arrested in the 5900 block of W. Cornelia around 4:45 p.m. As a CPD officer attempted to conduct the stop, Birman allegedly pulled the officer into his vehicle and drove off at a high rate of speed, authorities said.

Birman would later crash his vehicle into a nearby fence, injuring the officer. An attempt by Birman to flee on foot was unsuccessful.

Birman, also wanted for several prior incidents, was arrested. A weapon, ammunition, and narcotics were recovered inside of the vehicle.

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