FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — A suspect was caught by police near Berger, Missouri, after a 90 mph police chase from Washington, Missouri. The man was wanted for an armed carjacking.
A woman called Washington police at around 6:30 a.m. She told them that a man with a black handgun approached her this morning. He stole her vehicle in the 500 block of West 2nd Street. Police put the word out to look for the SUV.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol tried to stop the vehicle on Highway 100. The driver took off, and police followed at high speed. A New Haven officer picked up the chase at Highway 100 near the water tower.
Images from Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX Helicopter show the SUV crashed into a power pole on Berger Road at the end of the pursuit. The 46-year-old suspect from Dento County was found hiding, a short distance from the crash site. He had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
At least a half dozen police officers were searching farm fields with long guns drawn. A police helicopter was also in the air searching for the suspect.
The area where the chase ended is surrounded by residential homes. People living nearby were told to stay inside. Police recovered a gun from the scene.