JOPLIN, Mo. — At least two vehicles were hit Friday afternoon in Joplin during a pursuit with a stolen Jeep.
A suspect driving on 20th towards Schifferdecker in a 97′ Jeep Wrangler collided with at least two vehicles at the intersection – including a Newton County Sheriff’s cruiser.
Around 4:30 PM, the suspect was apprehended in a wooded area near West Zora St. & Pleasant View Ln.
At least one person has been taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
The Jeep Wrangelr was reportedly stolen from a residence near Black Cat Rd. and Fountain Ln., according to authorities. The owner of the Jeep learned it was discovered around 7:30 Friday morning.
JPD and EMS maintain a strong presence at the crash site and continue to divert traffic. Law enforcement has set up a perimeter at JD Off-road Park at Schifferdecker & Zora. Drivers are advised to use caution in these zones.
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the pursuit and will also
This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.