Caruthersville man arrested after leading deputies on chase

(Source: Pemiscot Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Pemiscot Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Pemiscot Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Pemiscot Sheriff's Office)

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Caruthersville man is in custody after leading Pemiscot County deputies on a chase on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Deputy Amanda Turner got behind John Schoolcraft, 25, of Hayti, Missouri, on Interstate 55, knowing that there was an active felony warrant for his arrest.

Turner waited for backup before attempting to stop Schoolcraft.

Once back up arrived, she attempted to stop Schoolcraft, who reportedly took off.

He continued driving north at speeds exceeding 115 miles per hour. He then got off the interstate and continued leading deputies on a chase on a county road into Hayti.

The chase ended when Schoolcraft allegedly rammed a deputy's car.

No injuries were reported.

Schoolcraft was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance (35 grams or less of marijuana) and driving on a revoked license. Several more charges are expected to be filed with the Pemiscot County Prosecutor's Office.

Agencies that assisted in the chase and arrest of Schoolcraft include the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, Caruthersville police, Hayti police, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Highway Patrol.

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