Amos apprehended in police pursuit

Law enforcement officials look over the scene moments after the pursuit ended.

Local, state and county police vehicles block the eastbound ramp at exit 44. (Photos by Ryan Squibb)

Car chase on I-44 ends in arrest
A mid-morning car chase, Monday, July 20, that began in Jasper County came to an abrupt halt as the vehicle veered off I-44, and made a U-turn onto an onramp on Mt. Vernon’s south side, where it was eventually surrounded by more than a dozen police vehicles.
The early 2000s Ford F-150, with a small trailer in tow, attempted to evade Jasper County officers who were pursuing the suspect for questioning in a robbery.
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said spike strips were used on the eastbound vehicle at mile marker 38 west of Mt. Vernon, puncturing tires not only on the truck but also on the trailer. The vehicle lost chunks of tire on I-44 as it approached Mt. Vernon, where it would ultimately meet its end, after a second round of spike strips from the Missouri Highway Patrol finally did the trick.
Once the vehicle was stopped, authorities took Amos Duquette into custody. DeLay reported that there were no injuries in the pursuit and charges against Duquette are pending in Jasper and Lawrence counties.


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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