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A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to a charge in connection with a foot chase with authorities in January 2018.

During a hearing before Cole County Judge Dan Green, Mitchell Mason, 21, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. A charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed by prosecutors.

Mason was wanted for questioning after a theft at Dillards at Capital Mall and also had a warrant out for his arrest, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

He was spotted walking in the 1400 block of East Elm Street and refused to stop for officers.

Several officers responded to the area, and eventually, Mason began to run from them.

Mason ran northbound onto U.S. 50/63, forcing vehicles to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting him. He eventually was taken into custody, and officers found he was in possession of a stolen firearm.

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