Driver Arrested Following Pursuit Near Garden City

Cass Co, Garden City MO – On Friday, May 12th, around 8:00 am a deputy assigned to the Cass County Traffic Unit attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a speeding motorist in a maroon Chevy Silverado near the area of I 49 and MO 2 Highway. The driver sped from the deputy and exited at Missouri 7 Highway South towards Garden City.

In the area of Missouri 7 and Kircher Road assisting deputies deployed a tire deflation device. The suspect vehicle struck the stop stick resulting in deflating one tire. The driver continued to flee while driving on the front tire rim at a high rate of speed. A deputy attempted to grapple the vehicle but was unsuccessful.

The vehicle exited Missouri 7 Highway at Garden City and drove through the intersection and lost control of his vehicle striking a patrol car and a truck driven by a civilian. There were no reported injuries.

The suspect, a 38-year-old male from Holden Mo, was found to be a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm, and what deputies believe to be methamphetamine.

Cass County Prosecutors charged Christopher L. Cooper, 38, of Holden MO, with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Resisting Arrest by Fleeing. The judge in the case has ordered him held without bond.