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Boone County chase suspect arrested after chase ends east of Linn

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Missouri Highway Patrol reports the chase that began in Boone County has ended on US 50 east of Linn with the driver's arrest just after 7 p.m.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department attempted to stop Devin Kempa of Arnold, Missouri, on East St. Charles Road at about 3 p.m.

Department spokesman Sgt. Brian Leer said Kempa was wanted on a warrant for first-degree assault out of his home county.

A deputy stopped the black Ford Focus with license plate number ZF6B1K and made contact with Kempa, who drove away, hitting the deputy's cruiser, Leer said. Deputies chased Kempa briefly but ended the pursuit.

Missouri Highway Patrol deployed a helicopter to track him so the patrol vehicles could back off.

Officials say Kempa's vehicle hit spike strips on US 50 west of Linn and he crashed his car east of Linn.

Kempa attempted to run away but was taken into custody by troopers.

Kempa is in the Osage County Jail.

Jefferson County prosecutors charged Kempa last month with 14 felonies including first-degree assault and armed criminal action. He is also charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest in a Jefferson County case from September.

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ABC 17 News Team

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