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2 arrested after high-speed chase in Jefferson City

Two people were arrested Wednesday night after a high-speed chase in Jefferson City.

A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on US HWY 54 at Ellis Blvd. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit went from Ellis to Route C, Vieth Drive, Southridge Drive, Concord Ave, Lexington Drive and ended up in the front yard of 1956 Saratoga Drive.

During the pursuit, the suspect intentionally rammed the initiating sheriffâ??s deputy twice and a second deputy once. No one was injured and two people in the car were taken into custody.

Rodney Ronimous, the driver, was arrested for the following:

3 counts of second-degree officer assault

Driving while suspended

Felony possession of heroine

Resisting arrest

2 counts of property destruction

Felony warrant out of Callaway County for second-degree domestic assault

Jenifer Johnson, the passenger, was arrested for the following:

Resisting arrest

Receiving stolen property

Warrant for possession of dangerous non-narcotic drugs


Both were transported to the Cole County Jail without incident and are awaiting formal charges.

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