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ACSO: Vehicle pursuit ends in multiple felony charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, April 5, 2021, at 12:05pmCT, Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett observed a 2005 black Tahoe operating on Bliss Road. The vehicle's operator was believed to be wanted on several felony warrants, and was also believed to be in possession of a firearm that was stolen from Adair County in a prior case.

Deputy Padgett attempted to initiate a stop, but the driver continued on. The pursuit travelled from the Bliss community to North Highway 61. Speeds reached 70 mph at times but for most part stayed in ranges from 20-50 mph as his vehicle started experiencing mechanical problems.

Officers from the Columbia Police Department joined in the pursuit, along with Sheriff Brockman. The Sheriff's Office, along with CPD, was able to box in the vehicle on Milltown Road near Portland and bring the pursuit to a controlled stop.

The driver of the Tahoe was taken into custody by the Sheriff's Office and placed under arrest on multiple felony charges.

A search of the vehicle was conducted after K-9 Officer Evan Burton and K-9 Matt conducted a walk around on vehicle and Matt alerted to narcotics in the vehicle. A quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, cash, a stolen handgun, scales and additional paraphernalia were located.

Dustin Stone, 32, of Columbia, was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of:
  • 2 felony Adair Circuit Warrants
  • Fleeing and Evading Police 1st degree
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine
  • Possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree
  • Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of firearm by convicted felon
  • Possession of stolen firearm
  • Reckless driving
  • Wanton endangerment 2nd degree 4 counts
The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.

This story was posted on 2021-04-07 06:47:12
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