Wagswoofs – On Friday, a man from Fulton was charged with leading police on a chase in Jefferson City.
Justin W. Thurston is now facing two felony charges for his actions on Thursday afternoon. The charges include resisting arrest by fleeing and driving without a valid license. The incident began near Adams Street and East High Street, leading to a chase.
According to a probable cause statement, the police attempted to stop Thurston after identifying that he had arrest warrants. The vehicle he was in swerved onto Capitol Street, abruptly cutting off other vehicles, as mentioned in the statement.
The chase persisted through the Amtrak station parking lot and around the Capitol until Thurston’s vehicle ultimately came to a stop on eastbound Highway 94, according to the police. Inside the vehicle, a woman purportedly informed the authorities that Thurston had intended to drive to Callaway County and escape into the woods to evade capture.
According to the probable cause statement, Thurston was already being sought after for a probation and parole warrant.
On Friday, he found himself confined to the Cole County Jail without the possibility of posting bond.