Police: suspect tossed gun from vehicle after crashing into tree
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.