Suspect Wanted in Chase is Arrested in Joplin
A 38-year-old Joplin resident, wanted after a vehicle pursuit on August 30th, is arrested.
On August 30th, 2018, a search warrant was obtained for a home at 1223 South McKinley in Joplin. The Police Department’s SWAT Team secured the home and found five people inside. One male fled the scene in a vehicle and three others were arrested.
Authorities say the male drove off and was stopped at 13th and Jackson. Police spoke with and identified the driver as 38-year-old Michael A. Davis, who had a felony warrant for his arrest for burglary. Davis drove off again and police pursued. Officers lost sight of the vehicle but later found it abandoned near 22nd and Wall. The vehicle had hit two houses causing minor damages. A handgun was found in the vehicle.
Over Labor Day weekend, a Joplin Police Department Officer was off-duty in Webb City and saw Davis. The officer called the Webb City Police Department and Davis was arrested. The Jasper County Prosecutor filed charges against Davis of felony resisting arrest and felon in possession of a firearm. He has a $50,000 bond along with his other existing warrants.
Three people were arrested at the home on South McKinley on August 30th.
30-year-old Callie Smith of Baxter Springs was arrested for two felony warrants, one out of Cherokee County, Kansas and one out of Yavapai County, Arizona.
24-year-old Tyler Applebee of Wentworth, Missouri was arrested for six misdemeanor warrants and two felony Newton County warrants.
27-year-old Cody Brinegar of Joplin was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.