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Deputies initiated overnight pursuit west of Fulton with stolen truck, one suspect captured by K9 Iro, one on the loose west of Fulton

Date:  March 20, 2019

DEPUTIES PURSUE STOLEN TRUCK FROM KANSAS CITY DURING PROACTIVE PATROL OF MILLERSBURG – TWO SUSPECTS FLEE ON FOOT – K9 IRO APPREHENDS ONE SUSPECT DEEP INTO THE WOODS

Arrested person information:

Candace Chilton-Gatten, 36, of Fulton

Narrative:

On March 20, 2019, at approximately 1:34 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting proactive patrols in the Millersburg area.  During the patrol, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on State Road J near County Road 342 south of Millersburg for a traffic violation.  The vehicle subsequently fled, leading deputies on a pursuit onto County Road 334 and eventually onto County Road 323.  The vehicle subsequently entered a field off County Road 323, stopped, and the occupants fled on foot.  Deputies determined the vehicle had been stolen in Kansas City, MO.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Fulton Police Department, and the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit responded to assist with an extensive search.

At 1:52 AM, Callaway County K9 Iro located one of the vehicle occupants, Candace Chilton-Gatten, 36, of Fulton, hiding approximately 150 yards deep into the woods.  Chilton-Gatten was taken into custody.

After searching for several hours, the second vehicle occupant was not located.  A warrant application will be forwarded to the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney regarding the outstanding occupant.

Chilton-Gatten was transported to the Callaway County Jail where she was booked/processed for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, and an unrelated Fulton municipal traffic warrant.  Chilton-Gatten is being held on a *court set* bond of $1,032.50.

** Residents in the County Road 323, County Road 334, and State Road F area are strongly encouraged to account for any vehicles on their property that may have been left unlocked overnight with keys inside.  In situations as this, especially when one stolen vehicle is recovered, a local vehicle is stolen to assist the suspect(s) in fleeing the area. **

NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of media release.

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