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Jefferson City man charged after fleeing from authorities

Jefferson City man charged after fleeing from authorities

February 20th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man has been charged after fleeing from bail bondsmen and authorities last week.

Michael Miller, 37, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of careless and imprudent driving, and one count of resisting a lawful stop.

The chase occurred just after midnight Friday, according to reports from the Jefferson City Police Department and Callaway County Sheriff's Department.

Two individuals with a bail-bonding company had informed Jefferson City police that their vehicles had been hit by Miller as they were attempting to apprehend him — one in the 100 block of West Dunklin Street and the other on Southwest Boulevard.

A Jefferson City police officer saw Miller in the 1700 block of Southwest Boulevard and tried to stop him, but Miller failed to stop and drove into Callaway County.

At 12:12 a.m., the Callaway County Sheriff's Office was notified of the pursuit going eastbound on U.S. 54.

At 12:14 a.m., two Callaway County deputies, who were patrolling the Holts Summit area, joined the pursuit.

As the pursuit continued toward Fulton, two other Callaway County deputies deployed tire deflation devices on U.S. 54 near Route BB south of Fulton. Miller's vehicle struck these devices as well as devices a put out by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper on U.S. 54 near Middle River south of Fulton.

At 12:22 a.m., Miller went off the roadway and stopped near the U.S. 40 and County Road 318 intersection just south of Fulton. Miller fled from the vehicle on foot. This led to a ground search, which continued throughout the night and involved multiple agencies and the Callaway County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit.

By 6:43 a.m., Callaway County deputies located Miller, 37, along County Road 411 south of Fulton and took him into custody without incident.