One person was taken into custody Tuesday morning following a chase with authorities that started in Cole County and ended in Boone County.
Cole County deputies responded just after 3 a.m. to Charm Ridge Drive and Charm Villa Drive for a weapons violation, according to Cole County Sheriff's Department reports. The caller stated a subject from a vehicle shot at another vehicle. Both vehicles drove away, with one of the vehicles going toward Big Horn Drive.
Deputies saw a vehicle in the area matching the description of the vehicle that had fired the shots on Business 50.
The vehicle, driven by Denver Newland, 18, had Iowa license plates that did not match the vehicle being driven. A deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but Newland failed to stop and the pursuit began.
The chase traveled down Business 50 and turned north onto Route T. Newland then turned right onto Missouri 179, where he lost control and went off the road. Newland corrected back onto the road, and the pursuit continued north onto Missouri 179 into Cooper County, then onto I-70 going east to Columbia, then onto U.S. 63 south toward Jefferson City, finally stopping on U.S. 63 near Broadway Street in Columbia, where two people were taken into custody.
Authorities searched the vehicle and found a 9mm handgun and a 20-gauge shotgun.
Newland had five active warrants, including two Cole County warrants for second-degree burglary. His female passenger, who was not named by authorities, had a $1,000 Cole County warrant.
Newland and the woman were checked for neck injuries at University Hospital. Newland later was taken to the Cole County Jail. The woman was admitted to the hospital and released.
Newland is facing new charges of driving while revoked, careless and imprudent driving, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, failure to register a vehicle, resisting arrest, and speeding.