CARUTHERSVILLE - A man is in custody following a high speed chase through Caruthersville.
According to Caruthersville Police, the chase began at approximately 3:10 p.m. Friday as officers were investigating an improperly parked car at the intersection of 13th and Walker streets.
A passenger, Jeffery McClemore, 22, got into the driver's seat of the vehicle and drove from the scene. A vehicle pursuit began with the fleeing vehicle reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour in town.
McClemore drove the vehicle through a field, striking a four-foot-tall berm, causing the vehicle to become airborne. The vehicle came to a stop after striking a fence on Adams Street. McClemore then fled the vehicle on foot.
At about 9 p.m. officers received information the suspect was at a residence on Truman Boulevard. Officers took him into custody after finding McClemore hiding under a bed in the rear bedroom of the house.
Charged with leaving the scene of an accident, no operator's license, speeding, careless and imprudent driving, improper lane usage, failing to obey a traffic control device, failure to secure a child under 4 in a child safety seat, destruction of private property and driving without a driver's license, McClemore is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail in lieu of $2,563 bond.