Man, woman arrested after police pursuit ends in Eureka -

Man, woman arrested after police pursuit ends in Eureka

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EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV) -- A man and woman were arrested late Thursday after a police pursuit that began in Union and ended when their tires deflated from spikes in Eureka.

Dawn Levi, 34, Washington, and William Hodge, 29, Festus, are facing multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, deputies passing through Union spotted Levi, who had previously been arrested on May 1. Levi was seen in Walmart parking lot with a man wanted for arrest in Jefferson County.

As deputies approached, the driver began to take off. A pursuit began going east on Highway 50 onto Interstate 44. During the pursuit, deputies observed the occupants throw objects out the window believed to be narcotics. 

The pursuit continued into Pacific on Osage Street and then to Eureka. Eureka police deployed spike strips near the entrance of the city and the suspect vehicle drove over it. The driver was ordered to exit, but refused. Deputies forcibly removed both suspects from the vehicle.

Deputies located checkbooks, checks, stolen property from locations in Hermann and Festus, a home stereo system believed to be stolen from a Walmart in Fredericktown and paperwork from a wallet stolen in St. Clair. 

Crystal meth, heroin and marijuana were also found, along with a .25-caliber handgun. The female had a small amount of meth on her person and is on probation for passing bad checks and automobile theft. The male suspect is on probation for dug violations. 

Further investigations are being conducted with agencies where recovered property had been stolen from.

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