Two arrested after vehicle chase through Boone, Cooper counties

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 10:36 a.m. CST; updated 9:36 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 7, 2013

COLUMBIA — A man and a woman were arrested Thursday morning after a 10-mile vehicle chase through Boone and Cooper counties.

At about 12:29 a.m., Boone County Sheriff's Department officers tried to stop a vehicle on westbound Interstate 70 for traffic violations. The vehicle did not stop, and a pursuit began near the 115 mile marker, according to a release from the department.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Cooper County Sheriff's Department and the Boonville Police Department helped with the chase after the vehicle entered Cooper County. Tire deflation devices were used, and the vehicle stopped near the 105.8 mile marker.

Rhonda Lynn Watson, 42, of Pilot Grove was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, with bond set at $645. Michael Wayne Garrett, 34, of Columbia was arrested for outstanding warrants from Boone and Callaway counties that carried a total bond of $2,200.

Garrett was arrested in 2011 for leading deputies on a 15-mile pursuit from Columbia to Hartsburg, according to the release.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.

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