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KINGDOM CITY, Mo. — A high-speed car chase Tuesday ended in an accident, two arrests and the recovery of a large quantity of drugs, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's office deputies attempted to stop a vehicle at 11:54 a.m. at the U.S. 54/Interstate 70 interchange in Kingdom City for a traffic violation.

Instead of stopping, the driver — later identified as Sean Kennard, 29, of Jefferson City — fled deputies, heading south on U.S. 54, through Kingdom City and Fulton. He took the Route H exit on the south end of Fulton and crashed. The vehicle rolled several times, coming to rest on a steep embankment.

Kennard exited the vehicle and fled on foot, chased by deputies and K9 officer Iro. He surrendered when Iro approached him, according to the sheriff's office.

A vehicle passenger identified as Johnnie Sims, 43, of Jefferson City, also fled on foot and was captured by deputies.

While investigating, deputies uncovered drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. The sheriff's office estimated the combined street value of the recovered drugs at $10,000.

Kennard was taken to the Callaway County Jail for several felony charges, including trafficking drugs, delivery of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. As of Wednesday, he was being held without bond, pending a court bond review.

Sims was taken to University Hospital by Callaway County EMS to be treated for injuries sustained in the vehicle crash. He was issued a summons to appear in court.

Johnnie Sims


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