Charleston man arrested after high speed chase | Crime
MINER, MO (KFVS) - Officers from the Miner Police Department were led on a high speed police pursuit in the early morning of April 10.
Ned Curtis Watts of Charleston was charged with resisting arrest/detention by fleeing and assault on a law enforcement officer. He is being held at the Miner Police Department on a $1,000 cash bond.
Police say officers stopped 54-year-old Watts for a traffic violation on South Interstate Drive in Miner. During the stop, officers tried to identify Watts because they say they believed he had given a false name, when he sped away from the stop.
According to police, one of the Miner officers were hit by the driver's door of the vehicle that Watts was driving. They say the officer was not injured. The chase ended in Mississippi County when Watts drove his vehicle into a field. They say Watts then ran from the scene and was caught a short time later.
The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol helped in the arrest of Watts.
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