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Information released by Shelbina Police Department
On Friday, October 8, an officer with the Shelbina Police Department overheard radio traffic from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in reference to a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed on U.S. Highway 36 eastbound traveling into the city limits of Shelbina. Further information was received from a citizen that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Missouri 15 (Center Street).
At approximately 2:15 p.m. an officer with SPD observed a vehicle matching the description of the reported vehicle on East College Avenue and Dickerson Street. The officer attempted to make an enforcement contact with the vehicle, at which time it fled at a high rate of speed eastbound on College Avenue. Before the officer could overtake the vehicle, the officer observed the vehicle leave the roadway at East College Avenue and 12th Street, coming to rest in a bean field.
The officer took two adult individuals into custody without incident. One female juvenile was also in the vehicle. No occupants of the vehicle were injured; however, the vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.
The driver, identified as Taylor C. Reese, 22, of Kansas City, was transported to the Shelby County Jail.
Reese was formally charged with the Class D Felony of Resisting Arrest, Class D Felony of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving While Revoked/Suspended and the Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of Marijuana.
A bond was set at $20,000.00 cash only.
The passenger, identified as Rashaad H. Jackson, 27, of Kansas City, was cited for the Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jackson was released pending his Shelby County Associate Circuit Court date of November 5, 2021.
SPD was assisted by MSHP, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbina Fire Protection District, Salt River Ambulance District and the Missouri Children’s Division.
All person(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.