Driver of Stolen Truck Leads Police on Chase in Cape Girardeau

In an attempt to avoid arrest, the driver of a stolen truck took Cape Girardeau Police on a wild car chase that left a trail of damages in its wake. A Cape Girardeau Police officer observed a white truck traveling near the 1600 block of Lexington Avenue in Cape Girardeau at approximately 11.am… that he recognized as recently being reported stolen in Jackson, police say. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and detain the driver, police say. The vehicle failed to yield and almost hit a police vehicle. Police say the suspect drove the stolen truck through a residential yard and caused property damage, police say. They say he also fled through several nearby streets before hitting a stop sign and getting stuck off the roadway. Police say the suspect tried to flee on foot through the residential neighborhood, but was quickly caught by police. The suspect is in custody at the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

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