CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau police were involved in a chase Monday morning that ended in Alexander County, Illinois.
Tyler Ford was charged in an arrest warrant from Cape Girardeau County for possession of a controlled substance and resisting a lawful stop. His bond was set at $10,000 cash.
He is being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center.
The chase started after officers attempted to stop a driver shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Broadway St. near Caruthers Ave.
Officers say the vehicle did not have license plates.
According to court documents, Ford fled from officers for about 6 miles and reached speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour before crossing into Illinois over the Bill Emerson Bridge.
Once in Illinois, the suspect drove off of the roadway on Route 146 near Gerard St., just before the Rte. 3 T, abandoned the vehicle and took off running.
Court documents state Ford threw off a white jacket he was wearing and fled into a drainage canal and across a flooded field. The officer was unable to cross the canal.
While searching the jacket, officers say they found a small bag inside that contained about 25 grams of a white substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. According to officers, there was also a black scale and multiple clear baggies in the center console of the vehicle.
At around 2 p.m., according to court documents, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Department told Cape Girardeau officers Ford was in custody.