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Man faces multiple charges after police chase, crash early Friday

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A man faces felony charges in Boone County after police say he led officers on a chase and crashed into two parked cars early Friday morning.

The Columbia Police Department said in an email 34-year-old Morris McDonald, of Columbia, was arrested after 1 a.m. following a three-vehicle wreck at the corner of Bicknell and Walnut streets.

Police say McDonald was stopped at the intersection of Business Loop 70 and Providence Road before the chase. Officers said he was suspected of multiple lane violations.

A release said McDonald drove away from the area after police got out of their vehicle.

Police chased McDonald but ended the pursuit after entering a neighborhood at the intersection of Sexton Road and McBaine Avenue, the release said.

Officers saw McDonald drive down Bicknell and later reported his vehicle crashed into a pair of parked cars, according to police. Authorities said McDonald was seen leaving his car and running from the crash.

The release said police and a Boone County Sheriff's Department K9 found and arrested McDonald in the backyard of a residence in the 400 block of W. Walnut Street.

Police say "a large quantity of heroin" and a stolen gun were found in McDonald's car.

Online court records say McDonald faces a count each of second-degree drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

McDonald was taken to a Columbia hospital after being arrested, the release said. As of Friday afternoon, he has not been booked into the Boone County Jail.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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