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St. Louis man charged after Montgomery County chase

Demetrick Taylor
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Demetrick Taylor


Montgomery County authorities have charged a St. Louis man with six felonies after he led deputies on a chase Tuesday afternoon.

Demetrick D. Taylor is charged with second-degree assault, drug distribution, illegal gun possession, child endangerment, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor of driving without a license and was ticketed for not displaying license plates, according to online court records.

The chase started early Tuesday afternoon when Montgomery County deputies tried to stop a vehicle on westbound Interstate 70. The driver gave a false identity and took off, heading west on I-70, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The driver, later identified as Taylor, got off the interstate at the New Florence exit, turned onto eastbound I-70, and then went onto Booneslick Road, deputies said. At one point Taylor made a U-turn and almost hit a deputy’s cruiser, the sheriff’s off says.

The chase ended in Jonesburg when Taylor turned in to a gas station parking lot, the sheriff’s office said. Taylor then surrendered peacefully.

Deputies found a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and “a large quantity of cash” in the vehicle, according to the release. Also in the vehicle were Taylor’s girlfriend, his mother, another man and a 3-year-old who wasn’t in a proper car seat, the sheriff’s office said.

Taylor had an arrest warrant for a parole violation out of O’Fallon, Missouri, and was wearing an ankle monitor because he was on house arrest, the sheriff’s office said. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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