Missouri man accused of having pipe bomb in car after chase - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Missouri man accused of having pipe bomb in car after chase

Joshua Crook (Source: Camdenton County Sheriff's Department) Joshua Crook (Source: Camdenton County Sheriff's Department)

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri man is charged with a felony weapons count after a deputy reportedly found a pipe bomb in his vehicle after a chase stemming from a traffic stop.

Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Crook of Camdenton is charged with felony counts of possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest, and possession and transport of a weapon. He also faces misdemeanor counts of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Camden County authorities allege that after Crook sped away from a deputy who tried to pull him over, his vehicle hit a mailbox. While later searching the vehicle, the deputy reportedly found what turned out to be a pipe bomb.

A state bomb squad rendered the explosive harmless.

Online court records don't show whether Crook has an attorney.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly