The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is currently searching for James David Moreland, of Rolla, after the man resisted arrest by a MSHP officer and ran away last Monday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is currently searching for James David Moreland, of Rolla, after the man resisted arrest by a MSHP officer and ran away last Monday night.

On June 19, a MSHP officer came across a stationary ATV on the side of the road on S. Hwy. 63 near Vida, according to MSHP Sgt. Cody Fulkerson.

The officer approached the vehicle to speak with the operator of the vehicle, the as-of-then unidentified James Moreland. Sgt. Fulkerson explained that after running the vehicle’s license plates, the officer discovered several warrants for Moreland’s arrest.

Moreland then ran off, and pursuit was given. Once Moreland was identified as the one who ran from the scene , the search was scaled down, however the MSHP is still actively looking for him, according to Sgt. Fulkerson.

Anyone with information on James Moreland’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the MSHP at 573-368-2345 or 911.