Man faces life in prison for Armed Robbery

Man faces life in prison for armed robbery
Man faces life in prison for armed robbery(Livingston County State's Attorney's Office)
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:39 PM CDT
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Pontiac, Ill (25 News Now) - A Livingston County jury found a man guilty of Armed Robbery Thursday.

In January, Jarvis Postlewaite robbed the BP gas station on Howard Street in Pontiac, where he reportedly took cash and brandished a weapon.

Postlewaite was able to flee the scene, but law enforcement was later able to identify a suspect vehicle.

Once located, Postlewaite led police on a high-speed chase spanning across multiple jurisdictions and up to 100 mph at times.

The chase ended when Postlewaite’s car went airborne and crashed into a house in Kankakee County.

Postlewaite then led officers on a foot chase and was later caught with the gun and cash from the robbery.

Postlewaite was charged with Armed Robbery, Armed Habitual Criminal, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.

He now faces mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole.