A high-speed chase along highways and gravel roads in Callaway County ended early Friday morning with the filing of ten criminal charges involving drug possession and resisting arrest against a Jefferson City man.
According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department, a deputy saw a mini-van driven by 46-year-old Stanley Ronimous leaving a utility substation shortly before 2:00 a.m. Friday. When the mini-van failed to dim its headlights, the deputy attempted to pull it over, at which time a chase began.
The chase reached speeds of 90 miles per hour in the Tebbetts/Holts Summit area of southern Callaway County. When Ronimous was eventually arrested, he was found in possession of more than 12 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and other controlled substances, including marijuana and hydrocodone.
Records indicate that Ronimous has pending charges in Cole County for driving while revoked, resisting arrest, and possession of drugs.
He is currently being held in the Callaway County jail on $15,588 cash-only bond.