Auxvasse man accused of crashing car, stealing witness' vehicle

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 09 2015 Apr 9, 2015 Thursday, April 09, 2015 3:51:00 PM CDT April 09, 2015 in Continuous News
By: Brady Finn, KOMU-8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department says a man arrested Thursday stole a vehicle, crashed it and fled on foot.

Joshua Skouby faces multiple charges, including resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.

The CPD said its officers were dispatched to East Business Loop 70 and Old Highway 63 at 6:56 a.m. after the suspect and another driver collided. The truck the suspect hit flipped over on its side.

Police said multiple witnesses pulled over to help, including the owner of a silver Ford Mustang.

Skouby is accused of then stealing that car and fleeing the scene.

An officer spotted the stolen vehicle near Route B and East Highway HH where he began his pursuit. Police said Skouby refused to pull over, eventually spun out and then took off on foot. Officers arrested him and he was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

After today's crash and police pursuit, Skouby has been charged with the following:

• Stealing misdemeanor with a bond of $500
• Tampering in the first-degree felony with a bond of $4,500
• Tampering in the first-degree felony with a bond of $4,500 
• Driving while intoxicated misdemeanor with a bond of $500
• Resisting or interfering with an arrest felony with a bond of $4,500

Prior to this morning, Skouby had three warrants out for his arrest. The warrants are as follows:

• Warrant probation and parole felony for parole violation on property damage with no bond
• Warrant misdemeanor for failure to appear/no seat belt with a bond of $25
• Warrant misdemeanor for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while revoked/suspended with a bond of $750

Both Skouby and the other driver of the crash were taken to local hospitals to treat their injuries.

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