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  • Foot chase leads to arrest in Eldon

  • A suspect is facing charges involving the possession of methamphetamine after a stop and subsequent chase in Eldon.
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  • A suspect is facing charges involving the possession of methamphetamine after a stop and subsequent chase in Eldon.
    Eldon Police Officer Michael Atkinson was conducting an investigation of a subject about 8:27 p.m. Monday, April 14, stemming from pending charges by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
    Upon making contact, Atkinson located what was believed to be 43 grams of meth in the suspect’s possession along with suspected drug paraphernalia. As the officer was making the arrest, the subject fled on foot. After a brief chase of about four blocks, the suspect was recaptured and transported to the EPD.
    Atkinson was assisted in the foot chase by off-duty MSHP Trooper Neil Atkinson and Eldon Police Chief Rodney Fair.
    Because of the large amount of meth involved, the EPD is seeking federal charges against the suspect.
    The suspect’s name will not be released until formal charges are filed.
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