Ohio man arrested, subject of weekend manhunt near Salem

Ohio man arrested, subject of weekend manhunt near Salem

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 21-year-old Columbus, Ohio man is in the Marion County Jail following his arrest Friday night in connection with an hours-long manhunt near Salem that was connected with a traffic stop on Interstate 57. According to law enforcement, Princeton Glenn was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and obstructing justice.

Glenn was reportedly stopped by an Illinois State Police trooper on northbound I-57 where he was involved in an altercation with the trooper and then fled the stop on foot. Reports say Glenn possessed a gun at the time of the traffic stop but dropped the weapon before fleeing.

As area law enforcement spread out in search of Glenn, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department issued an alert to Salem residents warning of the manhunt and urging them to stay home and lock their doors. Salem police ramped up the search after receiving reports of a man matching his description being seen on the front porch of a home on the South College Street extension. But they were unable to locate him at that time. While law enforcement continued to search for the subject, reports came in from the 2800 block of South Broadway of a man found in a car in the garage of a home but he fled before police arrived. A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy ultimately located Glenn early Saturday morning walking in the 2700 block of South Broadway. While he reportedly did not resist, he allegedly gave the deputy a false name.

At the time of his arrest, Glenn was wanted for a probation violation in a burglary case in Ohio, but the geographic limits of the warrant were limited and Ohio officials would not extradite him.