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Probation ordered in chase case

by Jeff Haldiman | January 14, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

An Eldon man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to felony resisting arrest for his involvement in a chase with authorities in October 2020

During a hearing before Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem, prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor count of driving while revoked against Jacob Kidwell, 39.

As part of his probation, he must continue to receive treatment he's currently undergoing. If he is found to have not met the conditions of his probation, Kidwell faces four years in prison.

Officers tried to stop Kidwell in the 600 block of U.S. 50 West for a lane violation, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

The pursuit lasted more than 30 minutes and reached speeds more than 95 mph.

At one point, Kidwell lost control of his vehicle and went off the road but came back. He nearly hit two patrol vehicles when backing his vehicle during the pursuit.

Near the 10500 block of Route H, a passenger in Kidwell's vehicle threw out a plastic bag containing drug paraphernalia.

After turning onto Old River Road, a dead-end gravel road, Kidwell drove the vehicle into a pavilion. As officers approached Kidwell, he attempted to back the vehicle out and almost stuck a police car.

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