Man leads authorities on chase through Missouri, Illinois

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 | 2:27 p.m. CST

TAYLOR A man with an extensive criminal record faces charges after a two-state car chase.

Scott Roan of Quincy, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River.

Authorities say the pursuit began when officers tried to stop Roan's pickup near Taylor. Roan crossed the river into Quincy. Spike strips flattened two tires but Roan drove on, then turned around and went back into Missouri.

Police say Roan stopped his truck and ran into the woods, where he was captured. They said he was carrying a stun gun and methamphetamine.

Roan has five prior felony convictions since 1991 in Illinois and has served four prison sentences for crimes including aggravated battery, possession of a weapon as a felon and possession of methamphetamine.


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