Pursuit Ends near Neosho; Began as Carthage Police Responded to Investigate Man with Gun at Gas Station

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"As we arrived to investigate, this car was leaving the lot driving erratically." Chief Greg Dagnan

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Police Chief Greg Dagnan updates us overnight. Carthage Police were dispatched to Pete’s on the south side of town, “call of a man with a gun at the convenience store. As we arrived to investigate, this car was leaving the lot driving erratically.”

Additionally he tells us the suspect is a juvenile.


The pursuit remained in Carthage city limits for a short time.

“[I] knew from the sounds it must be a chase not normal ambulance sirens that would go down River. [I] went outside an listened to the directions it was going, the sounds an sirens traveled a long ways tonight.” S.H. top fan

Information received regarding the pursuit, this silver passenger car was traveling westbound out of Carthage, blacked out, no lights on.

Carthage Police pursued then Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and then Newton County Deputies.

Reported top speeds about 105 mph.

  • GENERAL PATH LEAVING CARTHAGE
  • WB Central Ave
  • Continued WB towards Carterville, via NB 171
  • SB 249 to Newton County line
  • Continued SB I-49 to exit 27
  • WB exit 27, MO-86
  • Ends at Memory Lane

Newton County officers spiked the vehicle near the Love’s exit at MO-86. Vehicle then slowed and traveled west onto MO-86. Stopping with flattened tires.

Subject was detained without incident near MO-86 and Memory Lane.

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