CHICAGO (STMW) — Two men linked to several auto part thefts were arrested early Thursday after police saw one of them crawl out from under a parked car in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

Erik S. Gholson, 31, and Marshawn Green, 20, were arrested after a foot chase that began about 2:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of South LaCrosse Avenue, police News Affairs said in a release.

Officers patrolling in the area saw a Jeep Liberty double-parked in the roadway, police said. As they approached the SUV to investigate, they saw Green jump out from underneath a parked vehicle and get in the Jeep driven by Gholson.

They drove a short distance, then got out of the vehicle and ran, police said.

After police caught up to and arrested them men, they found several catalytic converters in the SUV, police said. Authorities were able to link the men to several thefts, based on the stolen items.

Gholson, of the 7700 block of South Constance Avenue, was charged with felony burglary, felony aggravated fleeing and four misdemeanor traffic violations, including failure to stop at a stop sign, negligent driving, driving on a suspended license and not having insurance, police said.

Green, of the 11800 block of South Emerald Avenue, was charged with one count of felony burglary, police said.

Both will appear in court for a bond hearing Saturday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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