Chillicothe police arrest suspect on resisting arrest, property damage and warrant from Linn County

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police report one motorist was taken into custody Monday night more than an hour after allegedly taking off at a high rate of speed following a traffic stop.

Just before 8 o’clock, a resident in the 400 block of Cherry Street contacted police to report a vehicle had been driven into the side of a small outbuilding in a back yard and was abandoned.  Police said the driver, who fled the scene, was identified by local business security cameras, located just before 9 o’clock in the 400 block of Monroe Street, where he allegedly attempted to avoid arrest again.

The 21-year-old male was taken into custody on accusations that included driving while revoked, resisting arrest, failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance, and property damage. The suspect also was wanted on a Linn County warrant for failing to appear in court on a trespassing charge. 

Chillicothe Police said the individual was transferred last night to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending formal charges in Livingston County.