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Man Accused in Columbia Chase

***UPDATE TUESDAY 12:40 P.M.***Anthony Jacobs has been charged with resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. His bond has been set at $60,000. Jacobs is currently on parole.*** UPDATE 11:02 P.M. ***Anthony Jacobs is behind bars for a dangerous high speed chase through Central Columbia, and ABC 17 News learned it’s not his first time. Police arrested Jacobs in 2009 for crashing his car after running from police two different times. He has already been convicted of 22 crimes in Missouri.Investigators said it’s the same thing he did Monday. Troopers first spotted Jacobs and another man in a stolen car on I-70. Police chased Jacobs until he finally crashed into several cars on Garth Street, just south of the Columbia Public Library.Troopers said they followed Jacobs after he exited from the highway onto the Business Loop. According to police in a matter of minutes Jacobs sped across Garth going 70 miles per hour, driving through traffic lights and stop signs. That’s when police decided it simply got too dangerous and stopped the pursuit.However, Jacobs’ tires on the driver’s side blew out and he crashed into four cars. The passenger in the car stayed put, but officers said Jacobs went running. “He exited the vehicle and immediately began to flee, running east bound toward the cemetery. We initiated a foot pursuit he was able to scale a fence and initially get away from us,” said Trooper Grant Johnson with the Highway Patrol.Columbia Police were called and were able to catch Jacobs, just as they have many times in the past. Jacobs been picked up more than 40 times in Mid-Missouri for crimes like resisting arrest, having stolen property, and tampering with cars. Until now, he was only out of prison on parole.On Monday Jacobs was arrested for running from police, violating traffic laws, and having a stolen car. Because he is currently on parole he will likely be going back to prison.*** ORIGINAL STORY ***Anthony Jacobs is behind bars after police say they led him on a high-speed chase through central Columbia. He was allegedly driving a stolen car on I-70 with another man in the passenger seat. They followed him after he exited from the highway onto the Business Loop. Once Highway Patrol troopers were on their trail, troopers told ABC 17 Jacobs sped up to 70 miles per hour. During the chase, four cars were hit. He finally crashed on Garth Street, just south of the public library.The passenger in the car stayed inside after the crash, but officers say Jacobs went running. Troopers called Columbia Police and they were able to corner Jacobs and arrest him.Jacobs is facing charges for running from police, violation traffic laws, and having a stolen car. The passenger in the car was also taken into custody for the stolen car.

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