April 12, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Parole Absconder Arrested

This morning at 7:31 a.m., police were involved in a pursuit with a man who was previously identified as a parole absconder. The officer recognized the suspect, identified as Allewa Whitley and recognized the suspect vehicle from a meth incident yesterday (04/11/11). The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over and was led in a brief pursuit where Whitley accelerated and led officers to the 2600 block of north Glenstone where Whitley exited the vehicle attempted to flee on foot after crashing his vehicle. Officers were able to detain Whitley and take him into custody.

Whitley was transported to the Greene County Jail where he is currently awaiting charges.

SPD Case Number: 11-14638
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Jim McCulloch

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd