The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

June 22, 2013

Driver charged after high-speed vehicle chase

— A driver who led Joplin police and Oklahoma state troopers on a high-speed pursuit Thursday before crashing near Miami, Okla., has been charged with a felony count of resisting arrest.

The Newton County prosecutor’s office filed the charge on Friday against Chad A. Stroble, 41, of Leavenworth, Kan. Stroble and his passenger, Robin Bitner, 43, of Noel, were taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin for treatment of injuries after a chase on Interstate 44 and the Will Rogers Turnpike.

Joplin police Cpl. Chuck Niess said the pursuit began at 1:47 a.m. when a police officer attempted to check out a suspicious parked vehicle in the 5300 block of Castle Drive near Grand Falls. The driver took off as the officer was walking up to the sport utility vehicle.

State troopers picked up the pursuit in Oklahoma, where the driver eventually rammed a patrol car and crashed. Niess said the SUV proved to have been reported stolen in Noel.

Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News

Do you think Missouri should pass legislation that would allow a prescription drug database to be kept?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts