COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Boonville man was charged with multiple crimes Wednesday after causing a police chase in north Columbia.
Cameron Comstock, 22, was charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and driving while revoked -- second or third offense.
A Boone County police officer came across Comstock driving a stolen GMC Yukon in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Stadium Boulevard. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop near the Providence exit, according to a probable cause statement.
Comstock stopped the vehicle and then drove off and almost hit another vehicle on Seventh Street. The chase continued to Rangeline Street before Comstock performed a U-turn before to head west on Business Loop 70.
Comstock attempted to turn on Rogers Street and exited the vehicle while it was still moving. The Yukon crashed into Boone County Lumber, causing about $7,000 in damages. Comstock tried to run away and hide but was found by the officer near another parked vehicle.
Comstock had warrant issued for his arrest from an Aug. 17 charge for stealing a motor vehicle. An arraignment hearing was held for that case Friday. He appeared by video from the Boone County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 2.