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Details Released On High Speed Chase, Crash In Joplin

What began as a traffic stop, led to a high speed chase, ending with a crash at 32nd Street and Pennsylvania in Joplin Tuesday evening. 28-year-old Dustin Dwyer of Kansas is facing a slew of charges. Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings tells News Talk KZRG about the pursuit that began around 5:30 p.m.

“The vehicle fled, ended up on I-44, got back going on I-44 in the opposite direction. We managed to spike the vehicle on South Main Street, flattened the tire. He turned eastbound on 32nd Street, struck a sign, and then another vehicle.”

Dwyer then took off on foot and was quickly apprehended at 6 o’clock.

Jennings says the pursuit was ended a couple of times after deputies lost sight of the car. In one instance, Dwyer had tried to hide by pulling into a driveway, so it was not one long continuous pursuit.

The two women in the other car were treated for minor injuries.

Dwyer was treated for minor injuries before he was transported to the Newton County Jail.

Dwyer was wanted in Kansas on a felony warrant for forgery and identity theft that carries a $150,000 bond. He’s facing several traffic charges and an assault charge due to the crash.

Jennings says the car was not stolen, but a rental that was leased in someone else’s name.

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