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Arrest made after Moniteau County pursuit

Arrest made after Moniteau County pursuit

March 17th, 2019 in Local News

One person was arrested Wednesday after a pursuit with Moniteau County authorities.

Christopher Winter, 34, of California, was arrested for two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding and littering, as well as multiple counts of not stopping at a sign, according to Sheriff's Department reports.

A deputy was on his way to assist another deputy on a traffic stop in California, and as the deputy was responding, he saw Winter pull in behind him and reportedly begin following the deputy at a close distance to his rear bumper.

As the deputy arrived at the traffic stop to assist the other deputy, Winter briefly stopped in the roadway. The deputy was able to visually identify Winter, recognizing him from a prior arrest for possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest.

A short time later, as the deputy was parked, Winter allegedly slowly drove past, and the deputy noticed the vehicle Winter was driving had vision-reducing material on the license place and was missing the rear license plate. The deputy attempted to stop Winter, who fled at a high rate of speed.

Deputies pursued him through California and down several gravel and paved roads through the southern and western part of the county. The pursuit ended at a residence in California, where Winter was taken into custody.

As of Friday, he was in custody without bond in the Moniteau County Jail.