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UPDATE: Meta high-speed chase suspect no longer considered armed and dangerous

UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: The suspect is no longer considered armed and dangerous, but is still at large. If you see any suspicious activity or people, alert your local authorities.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Maries County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents in Meta to keep their vehicles and homes locked after a high-speed chase overnight.

The sheriff’s office posted an update on Facebook that the chase happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the post, deputies were involved in a high-speed chase that started in Maries County, before going through Osage and Cole counties.

Deputies said the suspect tried to brake-check the pursuing deputy and drove more than 100 miles per hour.

The suspect eventually crashed in a resident’s yard on 5th Street in Meta and was able to run off, despite deputies efforts to find him.

Meta is in Osage County.

Authorities said they found a gun, stolen property and ammunition inside the suspect’s vehicle.

They said the suspect is a white male with short dark hair, about 5’11 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans.

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