Stolen Car Chase Ends With Rollover Crash

8 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 11 2010 Aug 11, 2010 Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:46:43 AM CDT August 11, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - A high speed chase on Friday morning ended in a roll over crash and a foot pursuit.

Just before 10 a.m. a Boone County sheriff deputy got a hit on his optical license plate reader, indicating a stolen car.

This is the first week that Boone County deputies have used the readers, which are cameras mounted on patrol cars, and automatically scan license plates for stolen vehicles.

When the deputy tried to pull over the vehicle, the suspect refused to stop and the chase began.

The chase started on the north side of Columbia on highway 63, and reached speeds of more than 100 mph, headed south.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol set out spikes on the Boone-Callaway county line to stop the car.

The driver tried to avoid the spikes, lost control, crashed off the edge of the highway and rolled into a ditch.

The three suspects fled on foot, but officers quickly caught one of the men.  Calvin Cortez Jones, 30, was arrested on multiple charges.

Local law enforcement joined forces using a helicopter, canines, and four-wheelers to search for the other two suspects.

After looking southwest of the crash site all the way to the Katy Trail, officers called off the search.

The other two men were found walking along Highway 63.  Christian A. Moore, 25, and Willie Bradford, 21, were each charged with tampering in the second degree and resisting arrest.  Their bonds were set at $1,000 each. 

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