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Sheriff’s department: Columbia man arrested after leading deputies on chase

Rodney Kemp
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Rodney Kemp

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Boone County deputies arrested a man Wednesday after a chase and crash in Columbia.

Deputies were looking for a black Toyota Camry that had been involved in a possible kidnapping Tuesday in the 5100 block of Creasy Springs Road, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. In that incident, a man forced a woman into the Camry and left and assaulting her, according to witnesses.

A deputy on Wednesday found the vehicle on the Highway 63 connector near Clark Lane and a chase ensued, the sheriff's department said. One of the men inside matched the description of the assault suspect, according to the news release.

Columbia police put out spike strips to stop the car as it went down Business Loop 70 and the Camry swerved out of the way, went out of control and hit another vehicle before taking off, the sheriff's department said.

The car stopped in an apartment complex parking lot on Amelia Street, according to the release. Deputies arrested the driver, Rodney R. Kemp. 26, of Columbia on suspicion of felony resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a crash and drug distribution and misdemeanor careless driving.

The passenger was interviewed and released, the department said.

The assault investigation is ongoing.

No one was injured in the crash.

Information about charges was not available in online court records Wednesday.

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