A paroled felon and Chicago man is in custody for a Wilmette burglary and auto theft that occurred on July 25, according to Wilmette Police.
Marcellius Burnett, 22, was arrested on Sept. 16 in Chicago for a burglary and auto theft that occurred on July 25. On that date, he fled from police after officers attempted to pull him over while he was driving a stolen vehicle. Reports state that Burnett jumped out of the car on the 400 block of Central Ave. while the vehicle was still moving, causing it to crash into another parked car. Burnett fled the scene by foot and was not captured.
Burnett was later identified through a cell phone left at the scene and DNA from the car.
At the time of his arrest, reports state that Burnett, who is a paroled felon, was in unlawful possession of a stun gun. He was also arrested on warrant for Violation of Parole. Burnett was on parole from Wisconsin for a felony conviction of operating a car without the owner's consent.