Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Police Chase in Butler ends in Henry County

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On 2017-07-03 around 1830 hours a Butler Police Department Officer conducted a vehicle stop for traffic violations. 

While the officer spoke with the driver and occupant of the vehicle the driver sped away from the officer at which time the officer initiated a vehicle pursuit. 

The pursuit proceeded south on Interstate 49 to the 52 East exit where the pursuit went east on 52. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle as it continued to BB highway at high rates of speed. 

The vehicle then continued on BB Highway to H Highway and then east into Henry County. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle into Henry County as the vehicle continued to flee at high rates of speed. Spike strips were deployed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the pursuit continued to 13 Highway were the suspect vehicle crashed into a ditch. After a short foot pursuit the driver was taken into custody by Butler Officers. 

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The passenger was also taken into custody and the driver and passenger were taken to the Bates County Jail pending formal charges. Numerous narcotics and stolen merchandise were located in the vehicle.

The Butler Police Department was assisted by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.