Suspect in custody after leading law enforcement on high speed chase

A suspect is in custody after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle. The Highway Patrol said shortly before noon Tuesday the vehicle was going down Interstate 70 when a license plate reader alerted authorities that the vehicle had been stolen from Moberly on March 23rd. Authorities continued to watch for the vehicle and troopers positioned themselves along Highway 63 in the Moberly area. Sgt. Justin Dunn, Public Information Officer for Troop B with the patrol said the actual pursuit started Tuesday afternoon in Moberly and headed north on Highway 63. At one point a trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but called off the chase shortly afterwards due to safety concerns as the car thief was allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour. Moments later, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department started pursuit and as the vehicle continued on into Macon County just north of Jacksonville, Macon County Deputies joined in the pursuit. Sgt. Dunn said just south of Excello, the driver slowed and pulled onto the shoulder of the highway where he was placed under arrest. At the time of the report, the suspects name has not been released.