Two people were arrested after a vehicle pursuit Tuesday night that crossed county lines and involved three law enforcement agencies.
According to a Sedalia Police Department report, at 8:13 p.m. SPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a black Pontiac Grand Prix near the intersection of West Seventh Street and South Grand Avenue for expired registration and a license plate improperly fastened. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued.
The suspect reached east city limits, where SPD officers terminated the pursuit. Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies continued the pursuit westbound on U.S. Highway 50 through Johnson County.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to successfully deploy spike strips on U.S. 50 just west of Warrensburg, demobilizing the vehicle, and arrested two occupants in the vehicle.
According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s Office report, the driver was Bobby Baker, 21, of Oak Grove, and the passenger was Sarah Danner, of Sedalia.
Pettis County deputies took the two suspects to the Pettis County Jail where they were placed on a 24-hour hold.
Law enforcement officials are seeking charges against Baker of possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, driving with a revoked/suspended license, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and felony warrants out of Jackson County, Missouri.
They are seeking charges against Danner of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and tampering with evidence.
Formal charges were not available at press time.