BLOOMFIELD - Two Minnesota men are in custody after leading several police departments on a vehicle chase from Miner into Stoddard County.
Officials from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Dexter Police Department and Bloomfield Police Department responded to a call at 2:50 a.m. Friday to assist Scott County officials in apprehending two subjects who had fled after being approached by an officer with the Miner Police Department.
Miner police had been dispatched to the Keller Truck Stop at 614 Highway H in reference to a panic alarm that had been activated by an employee.
According to reports, officials said that upon making contact with the subjects, later identified as Chad C. Anderson, 23, and Hollie E. Bock, 23, both of New Ulm, Minn., the suspects had fled the scene in a 1992 Chevrolet Lumina.
After being pursued through the cities of Miner and Sikeston, the suspects continued west on Highway 60 into Stoddard County. At that point, officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department and Dexter Police Department, in a coordinated effort, established a roadblock. Dexter police deployed spike strips. When the suspect vehicle crossed the strips, the two front tires were flattened, causing the vehicle to slow down. The vehicle continued however, and exited Highway 60 at the One Mile Road in Dexter and continued north on County Road 413.
After continuing the pursuit of the vehicle for about six miles, an officer with the Bloomfield Police Department established another roadblock at the intersection of County Road 413 and State Highway J. That is where the vehicle stopped and the subjects were taken into custody.
While conducting a search of the vehicle, Stoddard County deputies and Dexter officers found numerous mint-condition coins. The coins ranged from uncirculated wheat back pennies to several silver coins dating from the early 1900s through the present day, along with a 10-ounce silver buillon bar. Upon further investigation, law enforcement officials learned that Anderson and Bock were sought in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in New Ulm on Nov. 7, from where the coins had been taken.
Both suspects remain in custody in the Stoddard County jail on charges of receiving stolen property. Bond for each is $75,000 cash. The pair also faces numerous charges throughout a two-county area and will await extradition back to Minnesota to face the burglary charges.
Anderson is also charged by the Dexter Police Department with driving while intoxicated (alcohol), failure to signal, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, resisting by fleeing, possession of a controlled substance, no driver's license and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.