SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Festus, Missouri man was arrested after leading officers on a chase through several Scott County towns on Monday, October 19.
Jason M. Hopper, 27, was charged with felony resisting arrest by felling, careless and imprudent driving and property damage.
According to Scott Sheriff Rick Walter, officers received a call on Monday about a suspicious red vehicle at an abandoned home in Morley.
Sheriff Walter said when the driver, Hopper, saw the patrol vehicle behind him, he allegedly sped up and did not stop at a stop sign. He said the deputy turned on his lights and sirens, but Hopper allegedly still refused to stop.
Hopper allegedly led the deputies on a chase for nearly an hour through Morley, Oran, Haywood City and county roads before he was cornered by another deputy.
Sheriff Walter said Hopper tried to get around the deputy, but could not. Hopper allegedly put his vehicle in reverse and hit the Scott County patrol vehicle that was behind him, damaging the front end.
According to the sheriff, Hopper got out of the vehicle and tried to run, but he was caught by deputies.
Hopper allegedly told deputies he did not stop because he did not have a valid license.
Hopper was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail.
Sheriff Walter said other criminal charges are pending.