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Police said Ottawa man stole vehicle, then crashed through National Guard gates in Marseilles

A 22-year-old Ottawa man was arrested Tuesday morning after police said he drove a stolen vehicle through the gates at the Illinois National Guard in Marseilles and also just south of Seneca.

Lamont Adams Jr., 22, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, which is a felony punishable of three to seven years in prison, and taken to La Salle County Jail. Adams bond was set at $100,000, needing $10,000 for release.

A resident on the 1000 block of Catherine Street called Ottawa police at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday to report a man in their driveway who entered their vehicle and stole it from their driveway.

After police put out an attempt to locate the vehicle, officers were advised Adams had crashed through the gates at the Illinois National Guard location in Marseilles. Marseilles police and La Salle County Sheriff's deputies began responding to the scene. At about 9:34 a.m., it was reported the vehicle had now crashed on North 2350th Road, just east of Route 170, south of Seneca.

Adams appeared in court Wednesday and was appointed a public defender. An arraignment was set for Thursday, June 18.

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