2 Who Were Found after Manhunt Plead Innocent
Gordon, Tony, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer
Two men who were the focus of an intense police manhunt Aug. 22 near Grayslake pleaded innocent Friday in Lake County Circuit Court.
Mario Wilson, 28, of 420 N. Carter, Apt. 204 in Palatine, is charged with drug possession and obstruction of justice while his alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Colon, 34, 805 W. Belvidere, Apt. 2 in Waukegan, is facing a variety of charges.
Assistant State's Attorney Louise Hayes said Colon, who is on parole in Wisconsin for a sex assault conviction, is charged with two counts of residential burglary, three counts of obstruction of justice and single counts of drug possession, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon and theft.
The pair were in a car being driven by Colon when Grayslake police stopped them for a traffic violation around 2 p.m. on Aug. 22, Hayes said.
After the officer saw an open can of beer in the car, Wilson and Colon both leapt from the car and ran into a wooded area near the intersection of routes 120 and 45. …