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Friday, January 15, 2016

Two arrested in pursuit, vehicle catches on fire, almost goes over a cliff in Vernon County

Cody Jo Boyd
A lengthy pursuit ended with two people being arrested after the driver failed to stop for a Sheriff’s Deputy. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, the vehicle fled when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on Washington and Walnut in Nevada. 

The pursuit lead deputy’s south of Nevada where a passenger fled on foot from the vehicle and was apprehended by a second deputy that was helping in the pursuit. 

The driver then continued to flee in the vehicle. Additional deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called in to assist. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, the vehicle fled east on K highway before turning onto gravel. 

The pursuit ended when the vehicle drove into a driveway in the area of 2750 and Quartermaster and lost control. “The car almost went off of a small cliff but was stopped when it hit a small tree” said Mosher.

The Sheriff said deputies broke out the windows of the car to get the driver out who was still resisting. “She wouldn’t come out of the car even though it was on fire at the time and hanging off of a cliff.

” Mosher said the driver has been identified as Cody Jo Boyd, 30 of Nevada. Boyd had an active felony warrant for failure to obey a judge’s order.

Suspected methamphetamine's were also found in the vehicle. The name of the passenger has not been released pending the filing of formal charges. 

The Sheriff said his office will be applying for additional charges in this case.