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A Mineral Point couple has been charged after leading police on a high-speed chase earlier this year.

Christopher Gray, 28, of Mineral Point, has been charged with felony resisting arrest, misdemeanor failure to stop at a stop sign/intersection, the infraction of displaying the vehicle plates of another person, misdemeanor failure to maintain financial responsibility (insurance), and misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limited by 26 mph or more. Gray’s bond has been set at $50,000.

Lindsey Creswell, 24, of Mineral Point, has been charged with four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and one count of felony unlawful use of a weapon. Creswell’s bond is set at $23,000.

According to the probable cause statement by the Potosi Police Department, an officer observed Gray driving a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse on Jan. 9 and discovered that the plates on the vehicle belonged to a Honda passenger car. It was later learned Cresswell was a passenger in the vehicle.

The report states that the officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Rosemary Avenue and Richeson Road, at which time Gray turned onto Richeson Road and began to accelerate.

The officer stated that Gray continued to accelerate and ran a stop sign at Richeson Road and Cordia Avenue, then continued along Richeson Road at reported speeds in excess of 85 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Gray reportedly continued along Route F at speeds of over 85 mph. The officer eventually terminated the pursuit.

The court document states that upon approaching the area of Route F and Lizzy Lane, the officer observed the vehicle in a driveway. He did not see anyone in or around the vehicle and stopped to check the scene. The officer later reported that inside the vehicle he found a Rock Island Armory .45-caliber handgun with a full magazine and a bullet in the chamber.

The report states that the officer continued to search the vehicle while waiting for a car hauler to have the car impounded.

A small baggie of white crystal-like substance was discovered, which was sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab and tested positive for methamphetamine. In addition there were three-and-a-half yellow pills, three blue pills, and two halves of a white round pill. The pills were also sent to the crime lab and were identified as two different benzodiazepines and oxycodone.

In addition, a Smith & Wesson Airweight .38-caliber revolver was found in the vehicle. The serial number on the revolver matched a gun stolen out of Reynolds County.

Both Gray and Creswell were also charged in relation to a car theft that occurred on New Year’s Eve.

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Matt McFarland is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616, or at mmcfarland@dailyjournalonline.com.

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