January 24, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Suspect Flees Police, Crashes in Southeast Springfield

Springfield Police Detectives have one man in custody following an incident around 10 a.m. in south Springfield. Detectives were following up on an unrelated investigation, when the suspect they werelooking for, fled with another individual from Sunshine and National. The pair eluded officers in a vehicle that was stolen from Christian County. Police did not pursue.

The driver of the vehicle lost control near Oak Grove and Grand and crashed. The driver was not located and Police are still searching for him at this time. The passenger is being interviewed by detectives at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 869-TIPS or you may now text us your tip. When texting your tip type, "417SPD + your tip" to CRIMES (274637).

SPD Case Number: 13-3216
Media Contact: Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.
Release authorized by: Lt. Ben King

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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