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Vehicle thief evades capture

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

DEXTER - A suspect remains at large after being pursued by the Dexter Police Department.

According to reports, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety notified the Dexter Police Department of a stolen white 2003 Chevrolet 1-ton pickup truck, which DPS believed was headed toward Dexter. A shotgun and pistol were reported to be inside the vehicle.

A Dexter officer saw the suspect vehicle entering Dexter on East Ray Street and pursued the vehicle onto a dirt road off First Street near the railroad crossing. The truck and weapons were recovered, however the suspect escaped and a manhunt ensued.

The search was continuing for the suspect at press time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Bernie Police Department and Poplar Bluff Police Department.