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Two arrested for felony charges after two county pursuit

Date:  September 24, 2017

Arrested person information:

Kathleen Morey, 29, of Columbia

Daniel Peek, 28, of Columbia

Reporting officer:  Lt. Curtis Hall

Narrative: 

On September 23, 2017 at approximately 6:51 p.m, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a truck on County Road 269 in the northwest section of Callaway County for speeding.

The driver of the vehicle fled from the deputy on various county roads in Callaway County and then entered Boone County.  While pursing the vehicle in Boone County, the driver turned around and drove head-on at the deputy, nearly missing his vehicle.  Deputies continued to pursue the truck to O’Rear Road in Boone County at which point deputies took both occupants into custody.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kathleen Morey and the passenger identified as Daniel Peek, both from Columbia.  Both Morey and Peek were transferred to the Callaway County Jail.

Morey remains in custody of the Callaway County Jail on charges of Exceeding the Posted Speed limit, Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Resisting Arrest (Felony), and various other traffic charges.  Morey was also arrested on two Boone County warrants for Failure to Appear.

Morey was also arrested for an unrelated Callaway County Sheriff’s Office theft investigation from a commercial business in Millersburg that was investigated on September 21, 2017.

Peek remains in custody of the Callaway County Jail on charges of Stealing – 4th or Subsequent Offense (Felony) regarding a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigation at a commercial business in Millersburg on September 13, 2017.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia Police Department, Auxvasse Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with this pursuit.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

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

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