Police pursuit ends as pickup slams into utility pole
Wanted Felon now in custody; Power is out to the Royal Heights area
JOPLIN, Mo. — Just after 4:45 p.m. Monday reports of a pickup crashed into a utility pole at Zora and S Independence Ave. Neighbors said power was out.
On scene Ofc Josh Dykstra tells us it was the end of a police pursuit initiated minutes prior to the crash.
Male subject was wanted on a Felony Burglary Warrant and was spotted by officers. Officers attempted to perform a Felony Car Stop and the pickup fled beginning about N St Louis and Trenton Ave.
The pursuit weaved in and out of Royal Heights until crashing into the utility pole, knocking out power to the area.
Both occupants of the pickup were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male driver will face additional charges
The female passenger has no pending charges.
Liberty Utilities on scene will have to replace at least one pole. Expect power to be restored later into the evening.
This is a breaking news story. We anticipate more information from Joplin Police Tuesday. Stay with KOAM News Now for updates.
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