Police: Man who ran 'like a deer' out of stolen Lexus following chase arrested

Official searching for suspect in Franklin County Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. CLAIR, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Officials in Franklin County say a man who jumped from a car and ran during a police pursuit Wednesday morning has been arrested

A Lexus reported stolen from the West County Volvo Dealership on Manchester Road earlier in the morning was seen driving along the service road near West Springfield around 8 a.m. An official in an unmarked police vehicle spotted the stolen vehicle and started following it.

During the pursuit, the driver flipped the car and then ran out of it “like a deer” and took off, Franklin County Sheriff's officials said.

The 31-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon, police say.

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