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An escape convict was apprehended by Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley and other officers after a vehicle pursuit around 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 14th. 

Briley told WCSJ that the Morris Police Department was called to two separate disturbances in Morris and requested for the Sheriff’s Office assistance. At that time, Briley said three of his officers were busy with an incident in Mazon, so he decided to respond to the Morris request.

Briley said a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description provided by Morris officers was conducted on Route 47 north of the Grundy County Fairgrounds. Briley said the suspect got out of his vehicle, but then back in and fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle operated by Michael Archie, 40, of Chicago then turned left on Whitewillow Road and was apprehended near a farmhouse by Briley and two other officers.

Archie was arrested for speeding 35 miles or more over the posted limit, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Police and on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for violating his parole. Archie was sentenced to three years in prison for violating an order of protection and escape by violating electronic monitoring out of Cook County.

He was sentenced in September of 2020 and released in December of last year. He was transported to the Grundy County Jail.