A Saturday evening pursuit by McDonough County Sheriff's deputies led to the arrest of two Rock Island men, Sheriff Rick VanBrooker reported Monday.

According to a news release, at about 7 p.m. Saturday, a deputy executed a traffic stop for speeding and improper lane usage on a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe heading southbound on Route 67. The vehicle came to a stop about half a mile south of University Avenue in Macomb and fled the scene heading northbound on Route 67 as the deputy approached the vehicle.

The release states a chase ensued northbound into Warren County, where deputies from the Warren County Sheriff's Office successfully deployed stop sticks on Route 67, south of 150th Avenue. The release also states the driver of the SUV, later identified as Kendall D. Randolph. 20, turned the vehicle onto 150th Avenue before he and his passenger, Lashawn D. Hensley, 20, fled on foot into a field, "throwing bags of money as they ran." The release states both subjects were tasered and apprehended after failing to comply with police commands.

At the time of their arrest, it was discovered that Hensley and Randolph each had felony warrants out for their arrest issued out of Rock Island County. Randolph was charged in McDonough County with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended, speeding, improper lane usage and no insurance.

Rock Island County arrest warrants for Randolph charge him with armed violence, unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and aggravated unlawful use of weapons. Hensley was also arrested on a felony Rock Island County warrant, with charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding and obstructing justice added from McDonough County.

The release states a total of $4,000 in U.S. currency was recovered in bags from the field in Warren County where Hensley and Randolph allegedly fled on foot. Additionally, $831 was seized from their persons during the investigation.

—Dave Gong/The Voice