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High Speed chase on Bypass ends with arrest of Burkesville man

Suspect taken into custody following pursuit at up to 100 MPH on Columbia bypass which ended on Pelham Branch Road when allegedly stolen 1989 GMC pickup runs out of gas. ACSO Deputy Joey Keith was assisted on the scene by Deputy Brandon Hitch and Columbia Police Officer Jamie Cole.
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From Adair County Sheriff's office

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at approximately 6:19pmCT Adair County Deputy Joey Keith located a stolen 1989 GMC pickup driving on the Columbia Bypass.

Deputy Keith attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop and led Deputy Keith on a short pursuit traveling at speeds over 100 mph.

The pursuit came to a end when the vehicle ran out of gas on Pelham Branch and 27 year old Jonathon Neathery of Burkesville, KY, was taken into custody.

Neathery was charged with Driving DUI suspended License 1st offense, Fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle) and Possession of methamphetamine.

Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Deputy Brandon Hitch and Columbia Police Officer Jamie Cole.

This story was posted on 2018-04-23 03:53:23
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