Man wanted for Felony Weapons Violation attempts to flee police

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — Friday around 4:30 PM a reported end of police pursuit summoned Joplin Fire Department and METS ambulance.  

Sgt Jared Delzell tells us exclusively at the scene a detective attempted to stop a subject wanted for Felony Weapons Violation.  It began less than a mile away on E 4th near Florida. 

As the suspect pickup, traveling east on 4th, approached the Rangeline intersection it split between two vehicles causing minor damage to them. But the Ford F-150 pickup was totaled, when striking a traffic signal pole head-on.

No injuries reported.  MoDOT Emergency Response helped to control traffic and Cottrill’s Towing removed the pickup from the crash scene.  

The wanted male was not injured and he was arrested. Another person was detained for a short time and then released at the scene.

First case confirmed in Jasper County, Missouri

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