Charges for man after police pursuit across Joplin last week

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James L. Webb was taken into custody late Wednesday evening at 13th and Kenser after Joplin Police pursuit

UPDATE: JOPLIN, Mo. — Capt Nick Jimenez of the Joplin Police Department tells us exclusively that the driver of a white Scion that led police last Wednesday evening on a pursuit across Joplin is facing charges. James L. Webb, is charged with:

  • Resisting Arrest by Fleeing
  • Possesion of a Controlled Substance

It’s not known if he will face charges here in Missouri before possible extradition to Texas on a Full-US extradition warrant.


ORIGINAL STORY – JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin News First tipsters let us know Wednesday evening about a possible police pursuit. A white Toyota Scion was seen fleeing southbound on Rangeline.

Sgt. Dan Haskins of the Joplin Police Department tells us that an investigator had learned the whereabouts of a wanted man. A man wanted on Full US-Extradition warrant.

“It began in the Food 4 Less Parking lot,” Sgt Haskins stated. No one was injured. Including the wanted man. “He surrendered immediately,” after crashing his vehicle. Suspect was traveling eastbound on 13th and went off road where it dead ends at Kenser.

Duquesne Police were not not involved in the pursuit, although it did end in Duquesne. Duquense Police assisted in traffic control.

No name is being released at this time. We will update our story and information right here on our Joplin News First tab on Four States Home Page.

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