Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wild police chase involving wanted fugitive in Nevada

Shawn M. Foulk
On Monday, July 25, 2016 an officer with the Nevada Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of north Washington in regards to a wanted fugitive being seen. Upon the officers arrival the subject was gone.

The officer continued his routine patrol and went to the 300 block of north Center St. During his patrol efforts in this area the officer passed a vehicle and observed the wanted fugitive inside of it. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver failed to yield to the officer. The driver of the vehicle started to drive through yards, damaging fences and other property in the area. The subjects abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot in an unknown direction.

On July 26, 2016 Nevada Police were contacted by two fugitive recovery agents who had information on the whereabouts of the fugitive. Nevada Police responded to the 1000 block of east Wooter St. where the task force agents believed the subject was hiding.

The suspect attempted to flee out of a window upon law enforcement arrival, but was unsuccessful. The subject then hid in the attic of the house. Task force agents were able to apprehend the suspect. Nevada Police took custody of him and transported him to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

The suspect has been identified as 36 year old Nevada resident, Shawn M Foulk. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail on multiple warrants with no bond. Multiple other new charges are being submitted to the Vernon County Prosecutor’s Office in connection to the previous day’s event.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 – 5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117.

Any and all information will be kept confidential.
This Press Release is approved:
Chief Casey Crain