KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - A man and woman from Memphis face several charges after a burglary at a Kennett pharmacy turned into a high speed chase.
Marion Deshone Patterson, 39, of Memphis faces burglary second degree, felony stealing, resisting arrest, and five counts of second degree vehicular assault charges.
Manika Mischelle Shelby, 19, of Memphis faces burglary second degree, felony stealing, and tampering with evidence charges.
Police were alerted to a burglar alarm at the Harris Pharmacy at 1224 First Street Sunday around just before 7:30 p.m.. The pharmacy was burglarized the night before as well.
While responding to the call, an officer saw a white Chevy Tahoe driving behind a Hardees restaurant without its headlights on. The officer found a blue plastic tote with multiple medication bottles scattered across the ground.
The officer saw the Tahoe turn onto First Street without its lights on and speed up. Another officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but it kept driving.
According to the probable cause, the vehicle drove through a yard, school property, blew through stop signs, and reached speeds of about 90 miles per hour when it turned onto Hwy. 25. Police say the Tahoe went through a high traffic intersection at Ely and Independence causing other drivers to try to get out of the way.
During the chase, officers saw another large blue plastic tote thrown out of the vehicle.
Then, the front driver's side tire came off its rim and the driver continued to drive on the rim with sparks showering from it. Police say the driver never slowed down and then hit an enclosed utility trailer pulled by a pickup truck.
The driver lost control, crossed into the opposite lane, and hit a southbound pickup truck.
Three people were treated for minor injuries.
Patterson and Shelby were also treated for minor injuries.
Officers found dark colored clothing in the suspect's vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a note with "312 Madison" written on it. Just before the burglary police had received a call of someone with a firearm at that address, but found the call unfounded. Police believe the suspects called the police to that area to give them time to burglarize the pharmacy.
Patterson denied any involvement in the burglary while Shelby admitted to being a "look out" person for Patterson and three other males in the burglary, according to the probable cause statement.