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MATTOON -- A Chicago-area man was arrested on a warrant from Missouri after a foot chase with police on Wednesday.

Etienne P. Lucas, 43 of Country Club Hills was arrested at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Marion Avenue after a brief foot chase, according to a news release from Mattoon police.

The release said Lucas was arrested on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice. It said there was a warrant from Missouri seeking his arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm.

Lucas was taken to the Coles County jail pending extradition procedures to have him returned to Missouri, the release said.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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