Police: suspect tossed gun from vehicle after crashing into tree

1 year 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, October 01 2018 Oct 1, 2018 Monday, October 01, 2018 10:57:00 AM CDT October 01, 2018 in News
By: Courtney Edwards, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man Sunday evening after short chase ended in a crash on Leslie Blvd.

According to a press release, an officer tried to stop James Sanders for speeding at around 6:40 p.m. Sunday evening. Police said Sanders didn't stop, leading to a short chase which ended when Sanders crashed into a tree. As officers approached the vehicle, they said Sanders threw a pistol outside.

Officers arrested Sanders after some resistance. He is being held for seven outstanding warrants from several jurisdictions, numerous traffic violations and new charges are being requested for a felon possessing a firearm. 

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