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Two charged in Friday morning vehicle theft, chase

Two suspects were charged in a stolen vehicle chase that ended in a multiple-car crash in Jefferson City Friday morning. (File)

Charges have been brought for two suspects in a stolen vehicle chase that ended in a multiple-car crash in Jefferson City Friday morning.

Deshaun Clarke, 22, of Chicago faces charges of tampering with motor vehicle, third-degree assault and resisting arrest. Johnny Anderson, 20, of Chicago was charged with receiving stolen property, tampering and resisting arrest.

According to Jefferson City Police, a stolen vehicle was spotted just before 9 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of Dunklin Street. When officers tried to pull the car over, a pursuit began that traveled westbound and continued on to Bolivar Street, where the suspect vehicle collided with an SUV at the intersection of Bolivar and Main streets.

After the suspect vehicle struck the SUV, it overturned and hit a pickup truck before coming to rest.

The two suspects fled the vehicle and were taken into custody after a short foot chase. The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.


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