Man arrested on multiple charges after eluding officers 12 hours

A Cole County man was arrested early Tuesday after eluding authorities following a car crash Monday in Cole County.

Jasper Richmond, 20, was found to be wanted on two no-bond felony warrants in Camden County for distribution of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident.

He is now facing charges from the Missouri Highway Patrol for leaving the scene of an accident in that case.

According to Cole County Sheriff’s Department reports, at about 3:20 p.m. Monday deputies and patrol troopers responded to the area of Missouri 179 and Hilsenbeck Road for a single-vehicle accident.

Regional West Fire Protection District personnel, who were also dispatched to the accident, stated the subject from the accident ran into the woods upon their arrival. The vehicle license was wanted in reference to a leaving the scene of an accident in Cooper County.

Richmond was eventually identified as the driver, and it was later discovered he had family members who lived in Cole County.

Sheriff’s deputies and highway patrol units arrived on the scene and set up a perimeter.

The Cole County Mobile Emergency

Operation Center (MEOC) was also dispatched to the scene to assist in command and control of the search. The search for Richmond included deputies and K9 unit as well as patrol troopers, their K9 unit and the highway patrol helicopter.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the search was terminated, but several Cole County units stayed in the area.

At approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, authorities received a call of a subject trying to wave down people in this area.

Deputies responded and discovered that a black Grand Am picked up Richmond and was driving toward Jefferson City.

Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Jefferson City Police Department searched the area and a vehicle matching the description was stopped on Edgewood Drive and Froghollow Road where Richmond was taken into custody without further incident.

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