A 23-year-old man charged with multiple felonies allegedly evaded arrest after escaping from Caldwell County Detention Center in Kingston, Missouri. After being stopped while allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, the accused continued to flee on foot. Although police officers were able to recover the vehicle and identify the accused, they were unable to make an arrest.
The incident began when a Westlake officer discovered the accused sleeping inside of a pickup truck at 4:30 a.m. After the officer woke and attempted to question him, the accused fled westbound in his vehicle. Deploying stop-sticks, police disabled the vehicle at 4:44 a.m. before the accused continued on foot. The accused is wanted for criminal charges in Kingston that include violation of a temporary protection order, kidnapping and domestic violence. He also faces charges in Boone County for rape and burglary.
North Olmsted police and Rocky River police searched the area with the help of a Lorain County K-9 unit. Unable to find the accused, reports indicate that police called off the search at 9:56 a.m. The vehicle, which had been reported as stolen, contained evidence that identified the accused as well as a stolen license plate. The accused has been described as weighing 165 pounds and measuring six feet tall. He is also reported to have brown eyes, light brown hair and a scruffy beard.
The accused man in this case may wish to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. In addition to his prior felony charges, he may now face new charges that have resulted from the incident. An attorney may be able to help him to gather evidence that will help in his defense and present it in court.
Source: The Morning Journal, “Missouri felon evades police“, Eric Bonzar, September 03, 2013