Sikeston, Mo. carjacking suspect wanted in Mississippi Co., arrested in Cape Girardeau

Carjack suspect wanted in Mississippi Co., Mo. arrested in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Kevin R. Jobe, 23, is facing several charges, after leading authorities on a multi-county chase.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, on Jan. 19, around 9:15 a.m., Sikeston DPS officers attempted to stop a black Toyota Camry. Jobe, the driver, drove away as an officer attempted to walk up to the vehicle.

Authorities from Sikeston DPS and Scott County Deputies followed Jobe into Mississippi County near Highway NN. He then crashed his vehicle, rolling it over several times.

When Jobe wrecked, a female driver who was passing by stopped to check on him. Police said Jobe pushed the female driver back into her pickup truck, and drove away with the victim inside.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Scott County Deputies, soon after taking the pickup, Jobe pushed the female victim out of the passenger side of her vehicle.

At this time, the woman’s foot became caught on part of the vehicle, breaking her ankle.

The female victim was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for her injuries.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff McCullough,there was a brief chase with Jobe in Cape Girardeau County on Monday morning.

Law enforcement was unable, at that time, to stop the vehicle.

Later on in the morning, a person in Cape Girardeau reported seeing the vehicle and contacted police.

Officers responded to the area and arrested Jobe near a gas station at the intersection of Hanover St. and William St. in Cape Girardeau.

A Mississippi County carjacking suspect was arrested in Cape Girardeau Monday. (Source: KFVS/Alayna Chapie)
A Mississippi County carjacking suspect was arrested in Cape Girardeau Monday. (Source: KFVS/Alayna Chapie) (Source: KFVS/Alayna Chapie)

Jobe faces charges for resisting arrest, driving while revoked and failure to stop at stop at about 20 stop signs with no bond.

He will face additional charges from other agencies based on events that occurred after the pursuit.

The truck has been towed to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office where it will processed for evidence.

Police said the truck will be returned to the owner as soon as it can be released from the investigation.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the event in Mississippi County.

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