One arrested after pursuit in JC

On Tuesday night at 11:22 p.m. Jefferson City police officers were responding to a domestic assault call in the 1100 block of Madison Street.

The suspect, identified as David Eugene Rodebaugh, Sr., 37, Jefferson City, left the scene of the assault in a vehicle prior to officer’s arrival.

A responding officer saw Rodebaugh’s vehicle near U.S. 54 and began following the vehicle.

When Rodebaugh saw the officer behind him he sped away westbound on 54 and the officer began pursuing him.

A Cole County Sheriff's Department deputy joined the police officer in the pursuit which reached speeds in excess of 100 mile per hour.

Rodebaugh attempted to turn off of 54 onto Heritage Highway and failed to negotiate the turn, wrecking his vehicle at the turn.

He then ran into a wooded area.

Jefferson City police officers, as well as troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Cole County Sheriff’s Department began a search of the area.

The Jefferson City Police Department’s K-9 was called in and was able to locate Rodebaugh who was then taken into custody.

Rodebaugh is currently in the Cole County Jail awaiting charges of domestic assault second-degree, resisting arrest, driving while revoked and property destruction.


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