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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pursuit with stolen vehicle in Henry County

On April 28, 2021, around 10:00 a.m., Deputy Stutzman attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the 600 block of SE 400 Road, that had been taken during the early morning hours from a business on South Hwy 7. The vehicle failed to yield to emergency lights and siren, fleeing eastbound on SE 400. 

The stolen vehicle traveled north on Hwy U to Hwy 7 and then west to SE 571 Road. At the dead end of SE 571, the vehicle traveled through private fields and turned south onto SE 701 where Sheriff Oberkrom began pursuing the vehicle. The vehicle turned west onto SE 400 and then north onto SE 611.

On SE 611, Sgt. Bremer with the Missouri State Highway Patrol began pursuing the stolen vehicle until it turned into a private field. The vehicle traveled west through a wheat field and traveled near a house and office building before exiting onto SE 300 Road. Just of west of SE 431, the vehicle entered a private field and became stuck while being pursued by Corporal Kubilus.

The driver fled from the vehicle into a wooded area. Corporal Kubilus deployed the Sheriff’s Office drone and spotted the subject in a tree line just north of the stolen vehicle. Sheriff Oberkrom was in the area on foot and was able to take the driver into custody without incident.

Arrested was John Robert Scott, age 29, of Clinton for stealing, fleeing to avoid arrest and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Scott was transported to the Henry County Detention Center and his parole/probation officer supervisor was advised of his arrest. 

The case has been submitted to Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields’ Office for filing of the new charges and revocation of his parole/probation.

Other units with the Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted throughout various stages of the vehicle pursuit.