In connection with the Erie couple who police say were abducted, a Geneseo man is facing charges.
A statement from the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office said that 40-year-old Chad C. Schipper has been charged with home invasion, kidnapping and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.
Schipper's bond has been set at $1 million, the statement said.
In a press conference Thursday morning, February 9, 2017, Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi said the investigation started Wednesday when a bank in Albany called about a "possible abduction" of a customer and her husband.
Wilhelmi said as officers were investigating the alleged abduction, officers tried to pull over a vehicle driven by Schipper. He then led them on a high speed chase that ended in a crash.
Schipper was arrested, Wilhelmi said. The couple, Larry and Constance Van Oosten, were not in the vehicle but were found someplace in Geneseo.