Suspect in 3 states arrested after wild chase, part of it in Oklahoma

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRES Published: February 6, 2014
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PINEVILLE, Mo. — A suspect wanted in three states was captured in southwest Missouri after a chase that authorities allege included two car thefts, ramming a sheriff’s car and robbing a store.

The 46-year-old man from Pineville, Mo., is wanted in South Carolina, Ohio and Louisiana for charges including burglary, assault and theft of weapons.

He is jailed in McDonald County awaiting charges after a wild chase that began Tuesday near Noel when he refused to pull over for a traffic stop on Missouri 59, a local newspaper reported.

Authorities say the car was found abandoned at a home south of the Shady Beach Campground, where a pickup truck was reported stolen. When the pickup was seen headed to Oklahoma, McDonald County Sheriff Mike Hall drove into that state and saw the truck at a convenience store on Highway 10. The suspect fled with Hall chasing, eventually ending up at a dead end on a gravel road. Authorities say the suspect turned around and rammed the sheriff’s car, sending it off the road. Two deputies fired at the truck’s wheels but it kept going.

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