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The Callaway County Sheriff's Department arrested two Friday after a traffic stop turned into a car chase.

At about 2:40 p.m., a deputy patrolling near County Road 4006 and State Road AA in southern Callaway County attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as 33-year-old David Fuget of Vandalia, instead led the deputy on a pursuit down several county roads.

The vehicle came to a halt on County Road 4004 near State Road BB after driving through a low-water crossing, which disabled the vehicle. Fuget and a second suspect, 30-year-old Sarah Jenkins of Jefferson City, fled into the woods.

Several Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies including both K9 units and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to assist. At approximately 3:19 p.m., Fuget was located by a K9 unit and taken into custody. Shortly after, another deputy located Jenkins and took her into custody.

Fuget was taken to the Callaway County Jail for resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance (meth), in addition to misdemeanor drug and traffic offenses. His bond was set at $5,250.

Jenkins was taken to the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Cole County Jail. At the time of her arrest, she was wanted in Cole County for charges including escape from confinement, stealing and assault.

A third occupant of the vehicle, who did not flee on foot after the vehicle halted, was later released without charges.

David Fuget
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