One Victim Drowned After Police Chase in Marston Missouri

One person died and three people are in custody after a robbery led to vehicle chase in multiple southeast Missouri counties, and ended in a crash. The three suspects were identified as Tremayne Alford, Cordell Smith and Zackier Kelley. All three suspects were charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. All three suspects made a court appearance on Monday and each pleaded not guilty. Their bond hearing is scheduled for March 19, 2020. Police say multiple authorities were called out to the Pilot Travel Center in Marston, around 11:25 p.m. on March 6, 2020. Officials also say four people entered the truck stop, and two of them were armed. They then left the business and headed northbound. Police tried to stop the suspect vehicle on U.S. 61 around 12:10 a.m. on March 7. They chased the vehicle to the intersection of Highway K and Highway A near Wardell, Missouri where the driver crashed; around 12:30 a.m. Police were able to arrest two people at the scene of the crash. Police said the other two tried to get away by jumping into a nearby pond. One of the suspects resurfaced and police were able to apprehend him. The fourth suspect was identified as 20 year-old Kirk King and police were able to retrieve King’s body around 5 a.m. on March 7. The investigation is ongoing.

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