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***UPDATE 4 P.M.***Law enforcement confirms Daremiah Gibson, 30, of Wright City is the driver involved in Tuesday’s car chase.***UPDATE 12:35 P.M.***The car chase suspect that prompted Columbia schools to lock down this morning has been captured in Shelby County. Officials say the suspect pulled over and surrendered to authorities.Law enforcement says the chase began on I-70 in Warren County around 9:30 a.m., when officers determined the driver had outstanding felony warrants. The pursuit continued until Highway Patrol troopers learned a child was in the vehicle. Troopers backed off the vehicle and instead used an aircraft to follow the car. At the 155 mile marker, the driver pulled over and allowed the child and a woman to exit the vehicle.The suspect continue on I-70 into Boone County, avoiding strips placed along Clark Lane, and prompting all Columbia public schools to go into modified lockdown. The chase then continued to Highway 63 into Randolph and Moberly counties.Law enforcement says the driver finally surrendered to authorities in Shelby County.***UPDATE 12:15 P.M.***Macon County law enforcement tell ABC 17 News that the pursuit is ongoing in the county.***UPDATE 11:33 A.M.***Columbia Public Schools says the lockdowns at all schools have been lifted and that all students are safe.***ORIGINAL STORY***Officials confirmed all public schools in Columbia were under lockdown Tuesday morning. A police chase started in eastern Missouri before 10 a.m. this morning.Highway Patrol officials say the pursuit began in Warren County, then traveled through Montgomery, Callaway and Boone counties. Police followed the suspect in the car into the city and then north on Highway 63 from I-70. Officials confirmed with ABC 17 they were beefing up security at Delmar Cobble State School in the north part of the city because of the possible threat. At last report, the suspect was thought to be north of Moberly but local officials were locking down buildings as a precaution.The buildings are under modified lockdown, meaning doors are locked but everything else is normal.

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