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story.lead_photo.caption Nathan Wheat

A Jefferson City man has been charged after a pursuit with authorities Sunday night.

Nathan Wheat, 27, is charged with one felony count of resisting a lawful stop and two misdemeanor counts of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving while revoked.

A Cole County Sheriff's Department probable cause statement said deputies attempted to stop Wheat at Heritage Highway and Propst Road around 10:19 p.m. for crossing the white line on U.S. 54 near Heritage Highway and for failure to equip a vehicle with a muffler.

Authorities reported Wheat failed to stop after deputies activated emergency lights and sirens, and then accelerated toward Route D, reaching approximately 103 mph near Dody's Convenience Store. Wheat also allegedly drove erratically, going into the opposite lane of traffic. Authorities eventually ended the pursuit due to safety concerns.

Deputies later conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3700 block of West Truman Boulevard in Jefferson City around 1:36 a.m. and found Wheat was a passenger inside.

When questioned, Wheat allegedly admitted to having driven the vehicle the authorities had been pursuing.

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