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High-Speed Chase Spans Three Counties, Ends with Fugitive Arrest

Authorities say a high speed chase that started in Springfield ended with a man in custody in St. Clair County.

According to reports, the chase began around 11 a.m. Monday after police approached a man in Springfield, who then fled the scene in a white Ford pickup.

Deputies then pursued the suspect across Highway 13 through Greene, Polk and St. Clair counties, using spike strips to attempt to stop the vehicle.

That’s when authorities say the suspect drove off the road and into an embankment, and then fled on foot. Deputies used K9 units to find and arrest the driver.

During the chase, deputies were informed that the suspect was being pursued by the Greene County Fugitive Task Force and was wanted on multiple felony warrants.

The identity of the driver has not been released at this time.