Man arrested after crashing car and running into woods

Jasper Richmond

One man is in jail after he crashed his car and ran from law enforcement.

Monday afternoon, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to the area of Highway 179 and Hilsenbeck Road for a single vehicle accident.

Region West Fire Protection District personnel said the subject from the accident ran into the woods when crews got there.

The vehicle license was wanted in reference to a leaving the scene of the accident in Camden County. The driver was identified as 20-year-old Jasper Richmond who had several warrants.

Cole County Sheriff's Deputies and MSHP units arrived on scene and set up a perimeter. The search included Cole County Deputies and a K9 unit; plus Highway Patrol Troopers, a K9 unit and the MSHP helicopter.

The search was called off around 7:00 Monday night; but several Cole County units stayed in the area.

Early Tuesday morning, the Cole County Sheriff's Department got a call about a man trying to wave down people in that area. Deputies responded and discovered that a black Grand Am picked up the subject and was driving towards Jefferson City.

Cole County Sheriffâ??s Department deputies and Jefferson City officers started searching the area. A vehicle matching the description was stopped on Edgewood and Frog Hollow by both the Cole County Sheriffâ??s Department and the Jefferson City Police Department.

Richmond was taken into custody and was booked in the Cole County Jail with no bond for two felony warrants out of Camden County, along with distribution of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident.