Nelson man leads deputy on chase, arrested on suspicion of burglary, other charges
A burglary suspect was arrested Wednesday evening, June 4, after leading a Saline County sheriff's deputy on a chase that began in southeast Saline County and ended on Bar Hollow Road in Cooper County.
A Nelson man was arrested on suspicion of a number of violations, including burglary, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, driving while his license was revoked, speeding and several driving violations.
The incident began when a rural Nelson woman called the sheriff's department about 7 p.m. to report that a man had tried to break into her home, according to the deputy's report.
The woman said the suspect fled after she threatened him with a baseball bat.
While a deputy was on the scene investigating the report, a vehicle belonging to a suspect in the burglary drove past.
The deputy pursued the suspect on county roads south of Nelson and on Highway AE to Cooper County, where the chase reached a speed of 75 miles per hour, the deputy said.
At one point, the suspect pulled into a driveway, appearing to stop, but then took off again.
The suspect continued on county roads in Cooper County, ending when his vehicle apparently struck a concrete bridge rail, according to the report.
The suspect declined medical attention at the scene and was transported to the Saline County Justice Center pending formal charges.
Another deputy and two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers assisted at the scene. The MSHP report on the accident indicated the suspect suffered minor injuries and was treated at the jail.
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