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Deputies arrest Fulton man after 28 minute vehicle pursuit through Callaway County

Date:  July 31, 2020

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO 28 MINUTE VEHICLE PURSUIT SPANNING FULTON, KINGDOM CITY AND CALWOOD

Arrested person information:

Austin Lomas, 22, of Fulton, MO

Narrative: 

On July 30, 2020, at approximately 5:13 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputy attempted to stop a gold Jeep SUV on County Road 217 for a speeding and a 28 minute vehicle pursuit ensued.

The pursuit traveled County Road 217, County Road 216, State Road HH, County Road 220, County Road 210, US Highway 54, County Road 114, County Road 121, County Road 118, County Road 117, State Road Z, County Road 115, County Road 108, County Road 123, State Road JJ, County Road 136.  Once nearing the Moore’s Mill Access for Auxvasse Creek on County Road 139 the driver attempted to enter the creek and the vehicle became disabled.

The driver, Austin Lomas, 22 of Fulton fled on foot through the creek and into a wooded area.  At approximately 9:57 PM deputies located Lomas hiding in a vehicle in the 4300 block of State Road JJ.

Lomas was subsequently transported to the Callaway County Jail where he is being held on a court ordered bond of $10,000 surety.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with the pursuit, including both local troopers and their aircraft division.

At the time of Lomas’ arrest, he was under the supervision of the Department of Corrections – Board of Probation and Parole.

Information as to past and present legal issues involving Lomas may be accessed using the state Court’s public access point – www.courts.mo.gov/casenet.

*** The Callaway County Sheriff and his staff continue to work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb criminal activity throughout the county.   Citizens are reminded they can anonymously report criminal activity to Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or online at www.callawaysheriff.org. ***

End of media release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **