California, MO Man Arrested on Several Charges in Moniteau Co
A 34-year old man from California, MO was recently arrested on several charges in Moniteau County.
The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department says on March 13, a deputy on his way to assist another deputy with a traffic stop in California, observed a vehicle pull in close behind him and followed at a very close distance to the patrol vehicle's bumper.
As the deputy arrived at the traffic stop, the following vehicle briefly stopped in the roadway. The deputy reportedly identified the driver as 34-year old Christopher Winter. The deputy recognized Winter from an arrest the day before, for Possession of methamphetamine and Resisting Arrest.
A short time later after the deputy was parked, Winter drove by him again, when the deputy noticed Winter's vehicle had vision-reducing material on the license plate and was also missing the rear license plate. The deputy attempted to stop Winter, however the suspect fled at a high rate of speed.
Deputies, along with the Highway Patrol, Tipton and California PD, then pursued Winter through California, down several roads through the southwestern portion of Moniteau County.
The pursuit reportedly ended at a residence in California, where Winter was taken into custody.
Winter had bonded out of jail on the previous charges that morning but was taken back into custody by 7:00 in the evening.
Winter is facing numerous charges including two counts of 1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Scene of an Accident causing Property Damage, Speeding and Littering.
Winter was held without bond.