Joplin News First Tipsters let us know about Newton County officers in pursuit of a black passenger car with Oklahoma tags on I-44 Tuesday night around 5:30 PM. We learned later that speeds were in excess of about 110 MPH.
Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings tells us that 28-year-old Dustin Dwyer was arrested and will face numerous charges ranging from assault and property damage related to the chase and crashes along the way. Also he’s alreay wanted on a felony warrant in Kansas that carries $150,000 bond. The Cadillac was a rental.
The pursuit stayed in Newton County traveling towards Redings Mill to River Road along Shoal Creek, then to 86 Hwy and NN and others. Eventually it worked it’s way back towards town.
Officers many times turned off lights and sirens and abandoned their pursuit numerous times for safety reasons only to pick it back up later when the vehicle was spotted again.
The end of a high speed chase across Newton County. Speeds 110+ mph — Keep in mind officers abandoned it many times throughout the pursuit due to safety concerns and they would come upon the vehicle again! #joplinnewsfirst #KSN16 #KODE12 pic.twitter.com/DsvWCSqRcx— Joplin News First (@JoplinNewsFirst) April 3, 2019
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