UPDATE: Two men in custody after fiery crash in northern Boone County; suspects identified
BOONE COUNTY - Two men are in custody after a police chase ended in a fiery crash early Monday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department told KOMU 8 News the suspects didn't yield after deputies began to chase the vehicle. The pursuit ended at the Friendship Church and Robinson Road.
Deputies said the car ran into a tree and burst into flames. Officials also said the suspects appeared to be throwing drugs out of the window of the car.
The suspects are 52-year-old James Hutchinson and 45-year-old Samson Hess.
Hutchinson was arrested for resisting arrest, careless driving and driving with a revoked license. Hess was arrested for tampering with evidence.
Bond has not been set for either suspect.
There were no reported injuries.