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Chase suspects hit 100 m.p.h. in Vandalia city limits

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

Marty Poff, age 49, of Kansas City, Kan. and Brandy Sport, age 38, of Jefferson City, Mo. are in custody after a vehicle pursuit led deputies and officers through Eastern Audrain County and into Pike County.
At approximately 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, Audrain County deputies obtained information from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office that a silver four door Impala was traveling Eastbound on Highway 54 from the Audrain/Callaway County Line, which had been involved in a pursuit with their deputies after the discovery the vehicle had stolen license plates attached to the vehicle.
At approximately 3:16 a.m., Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted the vehicle near Laddonia and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop traveling northbound on Highway 19 to Highway 54.
Vandalia Police officers joined Audrain County in the pursuit at the intersection of Highway 54 and Main St. The vehicle failed to yield, was driving erratically, and reached speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h. inside the city limits of Vandalia.
The pursuit ended on Highway U in Pike County when the driver decided he could no longer outrun law enforcement officers. Poff and Sport were taken into custody without incident.
Upon their arrest, Poff and Sport were found to have in their possession controlled substances as well as drug paraphernalia. The silver four door passenger car involved in the incident was further found to be stolen from Kansas City, Mo. Poff and Sport were subsequently transported to the Audrain County Jail.
Marty Poff was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle, driving while suspended, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Marty Poff was arrested on a Wyandotte County, Kansas arrest warrant for probation violation on the original charge of distribution of methamphetamine.
Brandy Sport was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Since the arrest, charges filed on Poff from the Vandalia Police Department, include Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit (26 m.p.h. or more), Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manor; Failure for Stop; and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.
Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.