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Monday, March 21, 2016

El Dorado Springs man arrested following weekend pursuit‏

Lloyd Whisler III

An El-Dorado Springs resident is in custody after a pursuit with Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s Officials, a deputy working a special DWI detail late Friday night attempted to stop a black truck on 54 Highway when it failed to yield. The Deputy called out the pursuit and was quickly joined by additional deputies. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said supervisors were notified and began monitoring radio traffic during the length of the pursuit as part of a policy he put in place last year. “When a deputy calls out a pursuit, a senior member of the command staff is contacted so they can monitor the purist conditions such as speeds, reason for the stop, traffic conditions etc..” said Mosher.

The Sheriff said the deputies did an excellent job at following department policy during the pursuit which led them into Cedar County and then El-Dorado Springs before going back into Cedar County where the truck came to a stop and the driver was taken into custody.

The driver has been identified as 36 year-old Lloyd Whisler III, of El-Dorado Springs Mo. A warrant for Whisler’s arrest was issued the following day charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and Driving While Intoxicated. Whisler is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.