The man captured after a police chase in northwest Camden County Tuesday afternoon has not been officially charged yet, but Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest reports show Thomas W. Batterton was arrested on multiple counts.
The 46-year-old Camdenton man was arrested at 2:28 p.m. April 10, 2018 for felony driving while intoxicated - drugs, persistent offender; felony driving while revoked; misdemeanor willfully refusing to obey law enforcement officers; misdemeanor resisting arrest; misdemeanor fourth degree assault on law enforcement; no insurance; failure to register a motor vehicle; operating motor vehicle with no title issued; failure to transfer plates within 30 days and failure to signal.
Batterton was taken to the Camden County jail and placed on a 24-hour hold awaiting formal charges from the prosecutor.
According to information provided by the MSHP, a trooper advised dispatch at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday that she was behind a vehicle in the Greenview area of Camden County. The 2000 Buick Park Avenue was reportedly failing to yield and the trooper advised that she was in pursuit.
At some point, the vehicle left the roadway to cut across a field with the trooper still in pursuit. At 2:17, the trooper advised she was in a foot chase with the subject who had bailed out of the vehicle.
A Camden County deputy arrived in the vicinity at 2:27 p.m. and assisted in taking the subject into custody in the area of Eden Drive and Jupiter Road, northeast of the Highway 5 Niangua Bridge.
Aircraft that had been en route were cancelled before arriving in the area.