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Missouri man sentenced for police chase that ended in Kansas

April 09, 2019 - 9:20 pm

A southwest Missouri man who was driving during a police chase that started in Joplin and ended in Kansas has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Marquis Sanders, 20, of Carterville, was sentenced Monday for felony child endangerment and resisting arrest.

Joplin police pursued Sanders' vehicle in June after a passenger pointed an unknown object at officers in a patrol car. During the pursuit, Sanders ran several red lights and stop signs and made reckless turns. Speeds reached over 100 mph before the vehicle became disabled in Oswego, Kansas.

Because his passengers included four juveniles, Saunders was charged with four counts of first-degree child endangerment and resisting arrest. Three of the endangerment charges were dropped as part of his plea agreement.

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