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1 arrested after high-speed chase near Sikeston, MO

Deron Fonsha McClinton (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Deron Fonsha McClinton (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)

A high-speed chase near Sikeston, Mo. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 ended with one person arrested.

Deron Fonsha McClinton, 38, of Sikeston, was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a substantial risk of injury or death to any person, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 miles per hour or more and failure to stop for a stop sign.

According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, around 6:26 p.m. a deputy was going south on State Highway BB when he saw a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of State Hwy. BB and State Hwy. Y.

The deputy said he saw that the vehicle seemed to be quickly speeding away as he tried to move into position behind it. The deputy checked the speed of the vehicle and said it was going 110 miles per hour.

As the deputy followed, he said the vehicle continued to pull away.

Sheriff Walter said the vehicle slowed down as it approached the intersection of State Hwy. BB and State Hwy. 114. He said this allowed the deputy to get close enough to get a good description.

According to Sheriff Walter, the deputy also saw the vehicle, a black Chevrolet Impala with Missouri license, run another stop sign as it turned onto Hwy. 114.

He said the deputy turned on his lights, but the vehicle did not stop and allegedly sped up, reaching 106 miles per hour.

Sheriff Walter said the car entered the city of Sikeston and continued to try to elude the deputy. He said first, it turned onto Jaycee Street and then onto Lee Street, a dead end road. He said the car was slowing near the end and suddenly braked hard.

Sheriff Walter said the deputy's vehicle hit the rear of the Impala, which was then pushed in an attempt to pin it against a fence and keep it from going further.

When the Impala stopped moving, Sheriff Walter said the driver got out and tried to run away. This happened in the 400 block of Cole Street.

He said the deputy yelled for the suspect to stop and at one point the deputy was close enough to use his stun gun, but the leads broke as the suspect continued to run.

The deputy said he saw the suspect try to enter a window at a home on Cole Street, then run behind the home. The deputy said the suspect then disappeared, and he believed the suspect had went in the home.

Other deputies, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to help in catching the suspect. Sheriff Walter said a perimeter was quickly set up to keep him from getting away.

According to Sheriff Walter, McClinton called DPS to try to report the vehicle as stolen.

He said a deputy talked to McClinton and other people in the home on Cole Street. He said it was determined that McClinton wanted to report the Impala involved in the chase as a stolen vehicle.

Officers were given permission to enter the home and Sheriff Walter said McClinton was the only person in the home that fit the description of the suspect that ran away.

Sheriff Walter said interviews were given and inconsistencies were noted.

McClinton was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000 cash only.

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