High-speed chase spans two mid-Missouri counties

Nichole Helm of Kirksville

Three people were taken into custody after a high speed chase with a stolen car Wednesday morning.

The chase started in Boone County when a deputyâ??s license plate reader alerted him to the stolen car which had Tennessee plates.

When the deputy tried to stop the car, at Highway 63 and Prathersville Road in Columbia, the driver took off.

The Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department identified the driver as 25-year-old Nichole Helm of Kirksville. She was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and careless and imprudent driving.

The front seat passenger, 26-year-old Sabrina Salsberry, of Novinger, was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle. The backseat passenger 29-year-old William Holcomb or Kirksville was also arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle, and faces unlawful possession of a firearm charges.

The chase went through Boone County with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and eventually crossed into Randolph County.

Moberly Police helped the Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department and deployed spike strips on Highway 63 at County Road 2710.

The car continued on Highway 63 to the north city limits, which is where it eventually came to a stop.

Traffic was stopped on Highway 63 at the north city limits for a short time and three people were arrested by Boone County Deputies.