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Police: Suspect apprehended after car, foot pursuit

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Craig Romond Dixon was arrested on multiple charges. (Credit: Troy Police Department) Craig Romond Dixon was arrested on multiple charges. (Credit: Troy Police Department)
TROY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A pursuit in Troy, Missouri ended with the apprehension and arrest of Craig Romond Dixon, of Winfield, Missouri on Thursday.

Troy police say that an officer observed a vehicle with unreadable temporary license plate on Boone Street near the intersection of Highway J at 9 a.m. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the suspect allegedly attempted to elude the officer by speeding and driving into oncoming traffic.

Police say the suspect lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole guide wire and came to a rest after striking The Mercy Center for Women's Ministries building, 661 Boone Street. The suspect then exited the vehicle and began to run on foot, which prompted the officer to chase him.

According to the report, the suspect then stopped at the corner of an apartment building in the 700 Block of Boone Street. A witness said that the suspect was armed with a handgun and warned the officer. The Troy officer then drew his weapon and drew cover before coming around the corner. The witness then said that the suspect began to run south across Boone Street. 

Officers then were called to search the area. Dixon was found hiding in shrubbery and was taken into custody without incident. Police say that a loaded handgun and clear plastic baggie containing, "a white powdery substance," were recovered near the area Dixon was allegedly found hidden.

Police say that the firearm was reported stolen from a residence in Troy on December 16, 2015.

Dixon has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, receiving stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm. He is currently being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond. Dixon also had active warrants from the Elsberry Police Department and from Pike County Probation and Parole for a probation violation on a felony charge.

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