(Hamburg) A Missouri man faces drug, theft and eluding charges in Fremont County.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says, 37-year-old Sean Christopher Schmidt, of St. Joseph, Missouri faces charges of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, unauthorized transportation of anhydrous ammonia, 2nd degree theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a precursor.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Missouri State Patrol Thursday that a stolen car was heading into Fremont County. The vehicle was spotted by a Fremont County Officer traveling north on Interstate 29 near the 18-mile marker. A Fremont County Deputy followed the vehicle as it exited the Interstate and headed toward Thurman. The vehicle was able to elude several officers on gravel roads and ended up on a levee where it caught fire. The two occupants escaped on foot, and it wasn’t until several hours later Schmidt was spotted running south on the West Nishnabotna levee and was arrested.
Schmidt is being held in the Fremont County Jail.
February 3, 2012