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2 arrested after pursuit in Westview Heights area

2 arrested after pursuit in Westview Heights area

June 13th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

Aaron Session

Aaron Session

Two people were arrested following a pursuit Tuesday night in Cole County.

Deputies stopped a car on Business 50 near Geld Street around 11:34 p.m. Tuesday, according to Cole County Sheriff's Department reports. When a second patrol car arrived to assist, the suspect vehicle sped off.

The pursuit mostly went through the Westview Heights area, making wrong turns and running stop signs. A deputy was able to get in front of the pursuit and set up a spike strip on Horner Street by Country Club Drive. The suspect vehicle tires were spiked, deflating the passenger side tires.

Cole County deputies, troopers from the Missouri Highway Patrol and officers with the Jefferson City Police Department continued the pursuit, which eventually ended behind Missouri Farm Bureau, when the vehicle tires wore down to the rims. The entire pursuit lasted less than 17 minutes.

Charges were filed Wednesday afternoon against the driver, Aaron Session, 23, of Jefferson City. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. He was found to be on probation for first-degree robbery and is not allowed to be in possession of a firearm.

Formal charges had not been filed against the passenger, whose name was not released, but authorities said the person was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana.