Man Arrested After Car Chase, Damaging Utility Box
The vehicle pursuit entered various parts of Columbia, including the areas of Old Highway 63, Business Loop 70 East, I-70/Highway 63 connector area, Keene Street, East Broadway Street and Clark Lane. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle was abandoned by the suspect after striking a utility box and a parked car. A short foot pursuit led deputies to a duplex on Cocoa Court, where the suspect was seen entering through the front door of the residence. After making entry into the duplex, deputies located the suspect hiding in a bedroom.
Darious Ashton Lucas, 19, was transported to Boone County Jail after his arrest for resisting a lawful detention, creating substantial risk of serious physical injury or death, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, driving while suspended, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and careless and imprudent driving. Lucas was held in lieu of $11,000 bond for those offenses.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.