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El Dorado Springs pursuit enters Vernon County, suspect located by K9 team


A wanted subject is in custody after a vehicle pursuit by the El Dorado Springs Police Department ended in rural Vernon County early Monday morning. According to Sheriff's Office Officials, the wanted subject was identified as 24-year-old Jessie Miller of Independence, Mo. Chief Schiereck, of the El Dorado Springs Police Department said that while an officer was conducting a routine welfare check, the suspect fled the scene, causing minor injuries to one of his officers. The pursuit entered into Vernon County, where Deputies responded for assistance. Deputies located the vehicle in a field to the South of 54 highway and 2100 road and deployed its K9 Unit. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said Miller was located by the K9 and taken into custody without incident.


Miller is being held in the Vernon County Jail for outstanding warrants for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Resisting Arrest on $10,000 bond. Additional charges are pending with the completion of the investigation.