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New Bloomfield man arrested after chase on county roads

New Bloomfield man arrested after chase on county roads

December 4th, 2012 in News

Colby Stuart, 21, of New Bloomfield was arrested Sunday after his vehicle was pursued by a Callaway County deputy through various county roads near New Bloomfield.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office reported that at 1 a.m. Sunday a deputy attempted to stop a black Mercury Cougar sedan for a traffic violation on Old Highway 54 south of New Bloomfield.

The Sheriff's Department reported Stuart failed to stop the vehicle and led a deputy on a pursuit along various county roads. The deputy reported Stuart eventually jumped out of the moving vehicle on County Road 371 west of New Bloomfield.

Stuart was chased into a wooded area but he eluded the officer. It was determined that when Stuart jumped out of the moving vehicle he left it in gear.

A passenger was sleeping in the vehicle, which rolled about one-fourth of a mile before running into a ditch.