Suspects arrested after leading police on chase, giving false name

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 3:30 AM

ST. CHARLES, Mo (KMOV.com) – Two people are in custody after they led police on a chase that started in St. Peters and ended in a St. Charles creek Wednesday night.

Travis A. McClure, 21, was charged with resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police pulled McClure over around 7 p.m. in St. Peters after running the plates on his car. Authorities said the plate information verified the vehicle was connected to a crime in the St. Louis Metro area.

Authorities said when the officer questioned McClure, he gave a fake name.

The officer returned to the squad car to gather more information. That’s when the officer discovered McClure gave a name of a person wanted for armed robbery.

As the officer was waiting for backup, McClure drove off. The officer pursued McClure into St. Charles, where he crashed the vehicle into a creek.

McClure then got out of the car and ran.

Police could not immediately locate McClure.

His girlfriend, 19-year-old Victoria Knight, a passenger in the car, was taken into custody at the scene.

A man called police later Wednesday night after he saw someone run through his yard. Police responded and searched the area.

They eventually located McClure hiding in a nearby creek around 9 p.m.

Knight, who allegedly helped McClure provide false information to police, was later charged with hindering arrest.

 

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