GIRARD — A Lamar, Missouri, man is in jail today following his arrest after a high-speed chase.
According to a release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s, at about 12:30 p.m., Monday deputies responded to Mulberry, to assist Barton County, Missouri, deputies who had pursued a vehicle involved in a gas drive off in Liberal, Missouri, earlier. Barton County deputies believed the vehicle was occupied by two individuals; one of whom was believed to be Jeremiah J. Casey. The vehicle, a blue 2002 Saturn had been reported stolen from a dealership in Pittsburg.
According to the release, Casey allegedly exited the vehicle and was on foot near 620 S. Military in Mulberry. The deputies contacted the homeowner who allowed them to conduct a search. Casey was allegedly located hiding in the house and taken into custody. The homeowner told deputies Casey knocked on his door and, upon answering, Casey allegedly forced his way inside the residence.
Casey is facing charges of felony obstruction and aggravated burglary in Crawford County, theft and fleeing and eluding charges in Barton County, Missouri. There was also a felony warrant for Casey’s arrest out of Bourbon County.
Casey is being held in the Crawford County Jail without bond on the Bourbon County warrant. The nature of the warrant has not been released.
Casey has a criminal record dating back to at least 2007, which includes felony convictions for theft and aggravated assault.
The stolen vehicle and an unknown female driver left the area after Casey exited the vehicle and have not been located.
The incident remains under investigation.