Suspicious person leads Webb City Police on pursuit into Joplin, male facing Felony charges in custody

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Suspect facing Felony Resisting, Fleeing by Vehicle, among other charges to be determined.

Webb City Police Officers process vehicle from 10/6/20 pursuit into Joplin. Inset, spiked RR tire.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Police pursuit overnight from Webb City to Joplin ends with a suspect in custody.

Webb City Police officers tell us around 4:30 AM they received a call regarding a suspicious person on the west side of town. As Webb City officers arrived a vehicle with that suspicious person driving fled, initiating a pursuit.

  • PURSUIT PATH: Webb City into Joplin
  • West from Colonial on 171
  • South on Prairie Flower
  • South (con’t) N. St. Louis
  • East through Joplin East Town Neighborhood
  • NW through Landreth Park
  • Crossing N. Main into Roanoke Neighborhood
  • Ends: Murphy Blvd and Lone Elm. Vehicle abandoned and male subject flees into wooded area, Southern edge of North Ridge Neighborhood.

Officers state along the path of the pursuit Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted and as they entered Joplin city limits JPD assisted.

The black Lexus was spiked along the way, disabling the vehicle. Near Eagle Picher the lone occupant fled into a wooded area.

A perimeter was set. Joplin Police K9 was prepared to be released into the woods, when announced they were releasing the K9 the suspect came out of the woods with no incident.

We will have more information later from Webb City Police as they investigate what occurred, however officers say initially he will be charged with:

  • Felony Resisting (due to pursuit)
  • Possession Charges (car search not completed)

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