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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • 3 arrested after chase, manhunt, bomb threat in Pulaski County

  • Three individuals were arrested Friday in Pulaski County after a day-long crime spree and police chase that also involved a manhunt and a bomb threat.
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  • Three individuals were arrested Friday in Pulaski County after a day-long crime spree and police chase that also involved a manhunt and a bomb threat.
    As of 6 p.m. Friday, one woman and two men were placed in the custody of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department relating to offenses involving the crime spree.
    Authorities are seeking criminal charges for theft and burglary, auto theft, terroristic threats and harboring a felon/fugitive, along with other offenses involving the trio, according to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long.
    One of the suspects, Taylor Carson, was also arrested for a felony warrant involving a parole and probation violation.
    The identity of the other two suspects will be released once official criminal charges are filed.
    According to Long, the incident began after authorities were notified that multiple individuals in a light-colored pickup truck were committing numerous crimes in the Dixon area.
    When the vehicle was spotted by law enforcement authorities in Dixon shortly after midnight Friday, an attempt to stop the vehicle resulted in a high-speed pursuit.
    The suspects’ vehicle was involved in several minor accidents during the pursuit and eventually eluded authorities on a rural county road.
    Shortly after daybreak, the suspects’ disabled vehicle was located on a gravel road north of Highway D. The vehicle was filled with property believed to be stolen.
    By this time, law enforcement authorities had identified those they suspected were involved and began a search for them, Long said.
    Shortly after the suspects’ vehicle was found, concerned citizens began reporting the location of several of the involved suspects. Sheriff’s deputies then responded to a residence on Comet Road, south of Dixon.
    When law enforcement officers arrived, it was discovered that one suspect had visited the home and left behind a large bag full of clothing, weapons and a suspected explosive device.
    Also, while at this location, the suspect reportedly told witnesses that he was going to use the explosive device to kill an individual living nearby.
    As a result, the explosive ordinance disposal and K-9 units from Fort Leonard Wood responded and concluded that the device was already disabled and not a threat.

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