Three arrested following high-speed chase

Callaway County Sheriff’s deputies, with help from the Fulton Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, arrested three people from Fulton, Mokane and New Bloomfield following a chase through the county.

Around 12:15 a.m. Friday, a deputy recognized Nathan Furlong, 19, of Mokane, driving a white SUV. The deputy knew Furlong had a suspended driver’s license and attempted to stop the vehicle in Fulton, at which point Furlong sped off and led officers on a 12-mile chase on various state and county roads. The pursuit ended in a residential backyard on County Road 421, where Furlong and his passengers, 19-year-old Katrina Hanger of New Bloomfield and 21-year-old Shane Thomas of Fulton, fled on foot.

The three law enforcement agencies located the suspects, all of whom were arrested for resisting arrest, while Furlong was charged with felony resisting arrest, driving while suspended, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent fashion causing an accident, and 1st degree burglary — a charge he picked up by entering a home without permission from the owner in an attempt to elude police, according to sheriff’s office investigator Sgt. Bob Smith.

“The burglary charge came from when he fled from the vehicle and ran into a residence that was not his,” said Smith. “Nothing (was stolen) but it was occupied by the homeowner who had children, he didn’t have permission to be there and the homeowner didn’t want him there as well.”

Furlong was released from Callaway County Jail on $15,000 bond. Thomas was released on $500 bond. The jail had no record Saturday of Hanger.

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