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Charges pending in chase

One of the men police say led them on a high-speed chase Friday has been released pending the filing of formal charges while the other remains at the St. Francois County Jail on a probation and parole warrant. Charges against the second suspect are also expected to be filed.  The two men, according to police, led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a Ford Mustang just before 5 p.m. on Friday along Highway 67.

According to St. Francois County deputies, a vehicle fitting the description of a Ford Mustang had just been dispatched by Wayne County and the driver was wanted for questioning about a gun. The vehicle was said to be traveling northbound on Highway 67 out of Greenville. St. Francois County Deputy Tim Harris spotted the vehicle traveling north on U.S. 67,  south of Farmington and attempted to pull it over.

The Mustang fled from him and other police officers at speeds reported at more than 100 mph. The vehicle ran other vehicles off the road and there were reports that it had clipped some of them.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol activated spike strips at Rosener Road which caused the two tires on the suspect vehicle’s driver’s side to deflate. The vehicle stopped just south of Parkway Drive.

Deputies arrested the men and took them into custody. Police searched the Mustang and found a gun, as well as drug paraphernalia. Harris’ canine sniffed around the vehicle and indicated there were possibly drugs inside.

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