The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has released details of a suspect pursuit that spanned at least three counties and ended with an Excelsior Springs man in custody.
According to the report, on Wednesday Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies were pursuing a vehicle north on U.S. 69 Highway when that pursuit came into Clinton County and deputies and detectives began to assist in the pursuit. That chase continued into Caldwell County and eventually ended near Benton and Price Roads.
According to a report by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was spotted at 92 Highway and Regency where deputies attempted to make a stop for a non-functioning brake light. Authorities say the vehicle was also known to them to be involved in drug distribution.
The driver fled, stopping to let the passenger out before he took off on foot. Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Freyja tracked the male suspect into the wooded area, where he was taken into custody without further incident.
Clay County authorities say 42-year-old Excelsior Springs resident Ronald Crumley is now charged with resisting arrest by fleeing.
He reportedly told deputies he fled because he is on parole and did not want to go back to prison.