CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston, Missouri man was taken into custody in connection with an attempted burglary that led to a police chase and fiery crash in Cape Girardeau County.
Timothy L. Randle, 34, was charged with second degree burglary, resisting arrest, possession of burglar's tools, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
His bond was set at $25,000. A parole violation warrant with no bond was also issued for Randle.
Randle was taken into custody in connection with an attempted burglary that ended in a fiery crash in Cape Girardeau County on Wednesday morning, January 27.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home in the 2000 block of Stevens Road around 8:24 a.m. in response to a burglary.
Officers located a suspect they believed to be involved in the burglary running away from the area. Police ran after the subject but lost sight of them.
Another officer then saw a person matching the subject's description getting into a U-Haul rental truck.
At 8:30 a.m. officers tried to pull the truck over, but the driver did not stop, which resulted in a police chase.
Police followed the U-Haul truck to County Road 638 where the driver crashed and the vehicle caught on fire.
Officers pulled a man and woman from the vehicle.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Toria W. Lawrence, 32, of Cape Girardeau, was driving the 2015 GMC Sierra. She was taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries.
Her passenger, Timothy Randle, was taken by ambulance to the same hospital with serious injuries.
According to the highway patrol report, neither were wearing a seat belt.
The incident remains under investigation as police look into whether this is connected to the previously reported burglaries in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mo.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with the investigation.