Stolen pickup leads Jasper County Deputies in short pursuit that ends in crash

Jasper County Prosecutor's office charged William Greg Spencer a pair of Felony charges
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The driver was arrested. The pickup was stolen out of Joplin earlier that morning. Jasper County Prosecutor charged William Greg Spencer a pair of Felony charges.

UPDATE: The pickup was stolen out of Joplin earlier that morning (Wednesday).The Jasper County Prosecutor’s office charged William Greg Spencer a pair of Felony charges:

• Felony Tampering w/a Motor Vehicle
• Felony Resisting Arrest (Fleeing)

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday evening a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on East 7th near Irwin and the vehicle fled.

The black pickup took off south on Irwin from 7th. About a mile later the pickup crashed out at 20th and Irwin into a utility pole, but no lines were down.

The pickup was found to be stolen out of Joplin.

The driver was not injured and was taken into custody. Anticipated charges are:

  • Tampering w/a Motor Vehicle
  • Resisting Arrest (pursuit)
  • DWR
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Google Maps where crash ended at 20th and Irwin.

M&M Wrecker removed the vehicle from the crash scene.

Missouri State Highway Patrol processed the single vehicle crash.

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