Multi-county chase ends in arrest of Belle man

By Roxie Murphy, Staff Writer
Posted 7/7/21

A multi-county police chase on July 4 resulted in the arrest of Bradley R. White, of Belle, and a pending warrant application for felony driving while revoked/suspended, felony resisting arrest, and …

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Multi-county chase ends in arrest of Belle man

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A multi-county police chase on July 4 resulted in the arrest of Bradley R. White, of Belle, and a pending warrant application for felony driving while revoked/suspended, felony resisting arrest, and several traffic violations.

The chase began during the evening hours of July 4 when a Gasconade County deputy was patrolling the Mount Sterling area and observed a black Chevrolet passenger vehicle traveling south on Route A in a careless and imprudent manner.

When the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield and turned onto Route D. The driver continued to travel on Route D into Osage County. The pursuit continued through Osage County and on several county roads with speeds in excess of 60 to 70 miles per hour.

The Gasconade County deputy called for backup from Osage County, but Osage was unable to assist as they did not have a unit nearby. Maries County deputies heard the request and three cars attempted to assist. However, the pursuit ended prior to them arriving on scene.

The pursuit continued on Osage County Road 737 traveling towards Highway NN. The vehicle White was operating nearly hit a family of four with two children under 5-years-old traveling home from a Fourth of July celebration. The family managed to pull the vehicle into their driveway and avoid a collision. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was waiting at the intersection of Route NN to assist. As the vehicle approached the intersection, the trooper activated their emergency lights.

The vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Route NN and Osage County Road 737 where the driver and passenger were taken into custody without incident. White was transported to the Osage County jail in Linn on a 24-hour hold pending the warrant application. The passenger was released on scene. Gasconade County Sheriff Scott Eiler thanked the MSHP and Osage deputies for their assistance.

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