A vehicle pursuit through Boone County last Tuesday, Oct. 23, resulted in an arrest warrant pending for arrest of the suspect on multiple charges early this week.
The incident began at 11:37 a.m. last Tuesday, when employees at the Bomgaars store in Albion notified law enforcement that a customer had attempted to pass a bad check.
Albion Police Chief Brent Lipker attempted to stop the suspect’s car near Sixth and Main Street, but the vehicle did not stop and Chief Lipker pursued. The vehicle traveled west on Church Street, and at a point west of the 11th Street intersection veered south across a residential yard to Martin Ave., Highway 91 and then to Fairgrounds Road, where it proceeded south.
Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Denny Johnson joined the pursuit, traveling west and south, mostly on county roads and minimum maintenance roads. Pursuit continued for about 29.5 miles, traveling through Belgrade in Nance County. The suspect vehicle reached speeds up to an estimated 70 to 75 miles per hour at some locations.
During the pursuit, it was determined that the suspect vehicle was displaying fictitious plates from Hamilton County.
Read the complete story in the Oct. 31 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.