An attempted traffic stop and the resulting high speed chase in Ralls County leads to the arrest of a St. Louis man.

According to Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie, a deputy attempted to stop a motorist for traffic violations on Route HH last Friday.

The driver took off and the deputy chose not to start a pursuit.

A short time later, the suspect was spotted, traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour. The driver ran the four way stop in Center and went southbound on Route P.

This time a chase ensued, and 36 year old Cameron Cockrell of St. Louis was taken into custody at the intersection of Routes C and P.

A search of the area revealed a loaded firearm, methamphetamine, heroin and ecstasy pills that deputies believed Cockrell had thrown out of the car during the chase.

Cockrell was taken to the Pike County Jail on an existing no-bond probation and parole warrant.

Then, Wednesday, warrants were issued against Cockrell for delivery and possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest by fleeing.

Cockrell remains in custody without bond in the Pike County Jail.

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