During the pursuit, the vehicle reportedly began running oncoming traffic off the roadway and eventually entered Morgan County.
An unknown subject evaded law enforcement agencies last night in a high speed pursuit on the west side of Lake of the Ozarks.
According to sources at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on Highway 5 in the northern part of the county Tuesday evening due to a vehicle allegedly going 70 mph in 45 mph zone. The vehicle was also believed to have been involved in multiple past pursuits with other departments, including the Camdenton Police Department, and the suspect may be wanted on other charges.
The vehicle reportedly refused to stop, however, and fled north at a high rate of speed, exceeding 100 mph. During the pursuit, the vehicle reportedly began running oncoming traffic off the roadway.
According to further information provided by law enforcement, the pursuit was initially northbound on Highway 5 from Pier 31, and entered Morgan County, but at some point, the vehicle turned back. Police were chasing the vehicle southbound when a state trooper spiked his tires, disabling the vehicle.
The driver fled from the vehicle on foot into the woods after his vehicle came to a stop near Standing Rock Road. The search centered around Highway 5 at Standing Rock Road, north of Camdenton.
Helicopter and K-9 searches as well as a heavy police presence in the area were unable to locate the suspect. The identity of the suspect and what charges the suspect may be wanted on are not being released at this time.