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Man tries to elude police

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:35 am

Kelsey Clay Skouby

On March 29, at approximately 5:56 p.m., the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was patrolling Audrain Road 844, South of Mexico. During the patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Kelsey Clay Skouby, age 29, of Mexico for traffic violations.
Skouby ultimately attempted to elude the deputy on Audrain Road 844 and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. Skouby fled a short distance and eventually stopped in a private driveway along Audrain Road 823, where he was taken into custody by the pursuing deputy.
Following Skouby’s arrest, K-9 Chal was deployed on Skouby’s vehicle and alerted to the presence of controlled substances. During a subsequent search and investigation, methamphetamine packaged for sales, a 9mm handgun, and paraphernalia used to ingest and in the distribution of controlled substances were located.
Further investigation revealed Skouby is prohibited from possessing firearm(s) by state and federal law due to past felony convictions, his Missouri driving privilege was revoked, and that he had an outstanding parole absconder warrant issued by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Skouby was transported to the Audrain County Jail where he is being held without a bond on the parole absconder warrant.
Skouby was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest for a felony, felony driving while revoked, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, displaying license plates of another person, and operating a vehicle without insurance.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming. No further information will be released at this time.
All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.