Sarcoxie to Joplin motorcycle pursuit Thursday night

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Arrested: Aaron J. Pancake, 37, of Joplin, Missouri, was transported to the Jasper County jail.

SARCOXIE, Mo. — Thursday night just after 10:20 PM Sarcoxie Police Officer Sweet attempted to perform a traffic stop on a sports bike in Sarcoxie for no display of rear license plate and speeding. The motorcycle fled west into Jasper County.

  • GENERAL PATH OF PURSUIT
  • West on Blackberry
  • West on Burr Oak
  • West on Apple Road
  • West on I-44 (passing Prigmor)
  • Take Exit 4, North on Coyote
  • North into Joplin city past 32nd
  • East onto Junge Blvd
  • South on Joplin Ave
  • Also traveled: McKinley, 10th, Winfield, 26th, 20th, Wall, 34th… pursuit ended at 10:55 PM in the 700 bl S McKinley when rider exited motorcycle and surrendered.

Speeds topped 120 mph in the pursuit that covered nearly 30 miles and 25 minutes.

It was learned later, Aaron J. Pancake, 37, of Joplin pulled up to his own residence and surrendered to police. He was transported to the Jasper County jail. Cottrill’s Towing removed the motorcycle from the scene. Sarcoxie charges include: Speeding, Resisting Arrest (Fleeing), C&I Driving, Failure to Register, Driving w/o valid Drivers License. Other assisting agencies and jurisdictions where violations occurred where charges could be filed are unknown at this time.

Agencies assisting Sarcoxie included: Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Joplin Police.

No one was injured.

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