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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Authorities search for suspect after vehicle pursuit in Nevada

Authorities are searching for a Nevada resident after warrants were issued Wednesday for a suspect involved in a stolen vehicle. Officials say Joshua Hallam, 38 of Nevada is wanted for resisting arrest and driving while revoked.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a two-tone Chevy Suburban that had been reported stolen out of Nevada March 1, 2021. “They spotted the vehicle leaving a gas station in Nevada and when they attempted to stop it, it ran from deputies,” said Mosher.

According to the press release, deputies pursued the vehicle into the county south east of Nevada. Additional units responded to assist and the chase continued down Veterans road southeast of Nevada until it came to a dead-end.

The vehicle then continued to drive through a field and into the woods where it hit a tree and caught on fire. Hallam then fled on foot from deputies, but due to the vehicle fire, deputies stayed behind.

Authorities are now searching for Hallam and ask that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts contact the Sheriff’s Office at 417-667-6042