Police pursuit by Hamilton and Cameron departments results in arrest of two

High Speed Pursuit

The Hamilton and Cameron police departments were involved in a pursuit Saturday night that resulted in two arrests.

The Cameron Police Department officers overheard radio traffic from Hamilton about the pursuit of a pickup truck, including a description of the vehicle, that was later discovered stolen from Saint Joseph.

Hamilton discontinued the pursuit, and Cameron officers waited at an intersection on the east side of Cameron when the vehicle entered the city limits. The vehicle reportedly fled from officers, and a second pursuit took place that went south of Cameron. Cameron Police report deputies with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office used spike strips to end the pursuit.

A female driver was taken into custody, and a male passenger allegedly ran on foot into the timber. Members of the Highway Patrol, sheriff’s office, and police set up a perimeter as Clinton County K-9 Joran and his handler arrived on scene to help assist. Joran located the male subject a short time later, and he was taken into custody.

The Cameron Police Department reports 22-year-old Kerina Rhoton of Chillicothe was arrested on outstanding warrants from Livingston County for dangerous drugs and a probation violation warrant.  Additional charges were filed in Clinton County, which includes felony delivery of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest as well as misdemeanor careless driving, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thirty-three year old Tyler Ferguson of Saint Joseph was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant for a probation violation from Platte County. Additional charges filed in Clinton County included felony delivery of a controlled substance and resisting arrest as well as misdemeanor second degree tampering with a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cameron Police report the bond for Rhoton and Ferguson in Clinton County is $25,000 each. Online court information indicates they were arraigned in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court on Monday, and are now scheduled for a hearing October 31st.