This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.


Early Saturday morning, Deputies attempted a stop on a maroon colored Nissan Altima. The vehicle was travelling at a speed of 98 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on State Highway Y near Van Natta Road. As the Deputy turned around to attempt the stop, the vehicle continued to travel east bound at a high rate of speed, refusing to stop. The vehicle continued to flee for approximately five miles on State Highway Y at speeds of 115 MPH, where there was no traffic. The vehicle eventually wrecked into the roundabout at Hwy Y and Winchester Road. The vehicle's wheels on the passenger side were damaged, and the vehicle was disabled. Deputies asked the driver why he ran, and he stated that he "panicked". The driver, Vincente Rodriguez Cabrera, 18, of La Monte, was placed under arrest. Rodriguez Cabrera was found to not have a valid driver's license. Rodriguez Cabrera was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold. He was booked in on charges of felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing (Creating Substantial Risk), Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License, and Speeding (In Excess of 26 MPH). Rodriguez Cabrera was issued a $15,000 cash or surety bond, which was posted Tuesday morning. Rodriguez Cabrera was ordered not to drive a motor vehicle as a condition of his bond.


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Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers were made aware early Sunday morning of a careless driver in the area of US 65 Highway and State HWY 765. The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Camaro with flames painted on the side. Deputies located the vehicle and checked its speed at 112 MPH in a posted 45 MPH per hour zone. Deputies and Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, which then fled at high rates of speed, driving in the center turning lane along Highway 50. After a short pursuit, the vehicle eventually wrecked and became disabled in the area of West 3rd Street near Liberty Park. The Deputies then ordered the driver to exit the vehicle, and he did not comply. Deputies then removed the driver from the vehicle, and as they did, several Fireball "shooters" fell from his person. The driver remained uncooperative, slurring his words. The driver refused a breathalyzer test and was acting aggressively. A search warrant was obtained for his blood, and the driver was transported to the BRHC for a blood draw. Levi G. Bell, 41, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Bell was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold. Bell was booked in on charges of felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing (Creating a Substantial Risk), Driving While Intoxicated, and Speeding(In Excess of 26 MPH). Bell was issued a cash or surety bond of $10,000, which was posted Tuesday morning. Bell was ordered not to drive a motor vehicle as a condition of his bond.


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