COLUMBIA – Police arrested a 21-year-old man Saturday who had six outstanding warrants from five different counties.
Sheriff's deputies and officers with the Columbia Police Department arrested Jesse Lee Jenkins of Columbia after a foot pursuit through a southwest Columbia neighborhood. They found him hiding in a shrub in someone's backyard, Sgt. Lance Robbins said.
The chase began when sheriff's deputy Rox-Anne Robison noticed a suspicious vehicle driving on Scott Boulevard during a traffic stop. When she checked the license plates, Robison found they did not match the vehicle.
Robison followed the vehicle, Robbins said, and "a little bit of cat-and-mouse" ensued.
Jenkins, who was driving, switched seats with a juvenile passenger. Then they parked the car at the Scott Boulevard access point to the MKT Trail, and Jenkins fled on foot into the Crestview neighborhood.
Officers with the Columbia Police Department found Jenkins hiding in a shrub behind a house.
Jenkins was arrested for five outstanding warrants of violating probation, and a warrant for second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and second-degree statutory rape.
Jenkins was being held at the Boone County Jail on Saturday afternoon. His total bail was set at $66,000.