Monday, October 31, 2022

Two arrested after pursuit in Bates County

On 10/28/2022 a Bates County Deputy attempted to stop a Chrysler 300 for a traffic violation in Butler. The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy. The pursuit went through town into the southwest rural Butler area. 

The Deputy lost sight of the vehicle around the east 52 Highway. Additional Deputies and State Patrol was responding to the area observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speeds westbound on 52 Highway toward I49. 

They attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle continued to flee south on I49. The vehicle exited off at Rich Hill and struck a guard rail. The vehicle then continue into the City of Rich Hill before becoming disabled in the area of the post office. 

At that time the driver exited the vehicle and ran on foot a short distance prior to being chased down by a Trooper and taken into custody.

This vehicle was known to law enforcement because it has failed to stop for law enforcement multiple times over the last couple of weeks resulting in pursuits through the City of Butler and into the rural areas.

The driver, identified as Aaron J Abney 4/11/95 of Butler, was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Abney is currently on Parole for receiving stolen property which was a motor vehicle. Abney's bond was set at $50,000 cash only.

A second person, Jocelyn L Cook 2/25/97 was found hiding in the vehicle. She was taken into custody, booked and released on a citation for possession of marijuana.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Aaron J. Abney

Jocelyn L. Cook

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