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Chase suspect arrested

Feb 07, 2013 -- 8:58pm


A man was arrested late Wednesday night after leading Ste. Genevieve County sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase in Perry County.  According to the Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf, a deputy pulled over a car on Highway 61 Wednesday night and identified the driver as Kristen Taylor and the front passenger as 43 year old Douglas Mitchell, also in the vehicle was Taylor's 3-year-old daughter in the back seat behind the driver. The officer says he asked Taylor to sit in his patrol car and while talking to her, Mitchell switched from the front passenger seat to the driver's seat and drove off, heading north on Highway 61 reaching speeds of around 100 miles per hour.  The sheriff says Mitchell made it into Ste. Genevieve county where deputies used stop sticks to blow out the car's tires. He allegedly pulled over, jumped out of the car and ran off.  He was arrested and taken to the Perry County Jail and charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child; resisting arrest; exceeded the  posted speed limit.  Mitchell told officers he ran because he thought he had a warrant for his arrest, but when they checked, he did not. 

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