A Jefferson City man is facing numerous charges after a chase with authorities Tuesday evening.
Nicholas Crews, 44, is charged with felony counts of resisting a lawful stop and driving while revoked along with misdemeanor counts of careless and imprudent driving, speeding, failure to register a motor vehicle and failing to a equip a motor vehicle with taillights.
A Cole County Sheriff’s Department probable cause statement states a deputy was at the intersection of Route M and Liberty Road at 5:47 p.m. when he saw Crews on a motorcycle going south on M. The motorcycle reportedly didn’t have a working taillight.
The deputy reported he tried to catch Crews to perform a traffic stop, but Crews failed to stop. During the chase, Crews is alleged to have made dangerous passes of vehicles and reached speeds as high as 95 mph. After reaching the area of Route M and Shady Lane, the deputy was told to terminate the pursuit.
Information was passed along to the Jefferson City Police Department about an address Crews might be located at on Southwest Boulevard. JCPD made contact with Crews, and the deputy involved in the chase later came to the location where he reportedly found Crews wearing the clothes he had been seen wearing when he was on the motorcycle. Authorities asked and were given consent to search around the premises where they allegedly found the motorcycle that had been chased laying on its side in the wood line behind the house. Crews was then placed under arrest.
When questioned by investigators, Crews allegedly admitted he was the driver of the motorcycle.