Man arrested after Callaway County car chase, foot pursuit
NEW BLOOMFIELD - A Holts Summit man was arrested after a car chase turned into a foot pursuit Wednesday morning.
Joshua Temmen, 24, is accused of fleeing on foot after resisting a police stop, hitting a vehicle and unlawfully possessing stolen property and a firearm.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office recommended charges including tampering in the first degree, resisting arrest for a felony, resisting arrest causing a substantial risk of injury or death, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, property damage in the first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm and driving with a suspended license.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said a Holts Summit resident reported his truck was stolen from his residence and the truck's description was put out to deputies. A deputy saw a truck matching that description on Redwood Drive in New Bloomfield, identified the driver and attempted to stop it.
Deputies said they pursued the truck after Temmen drove away. Temmen's vehicle hit an unoccupied truck and a shed where he caused felony property damage, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said he also threw out a firearm and a bag containing suspected stolen property.
Deputies said Temmen abandoned the truck and fled on foot. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and an MSHP helicopter searched for him in the Golden Village Drive area.
A resident in the area reported seeing a white male hiding in a shed near Redwood Drive around 9 a.m. Deputies said they found Temmen hiding in a back yard in the 500 block of Redwood Drive and he was taken into custody.
Temmen was in custody at the Callaway County Jail with a $50,145 cash-only bond.
Temmen has previous convictions for burglary and resisting arrest. At the time of his arrest he was under the supervision of the MO Board of Probation and Parole.