Vernon County man charged after pursuit

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VERNON COUNTY, Mo. -- A man from Vernon County is being held in jail on a 10 thousand dollar cash bond. This comes after the man, 32-year-old Dustin Pike, led detectives on a pursuit Tuesday night.

The sheriff's office tells KY3 they called off the chase for safety reasons after learning the identity of the driver. The motorcycle was found later abandoned under a bridge, authorities then leaned that the vehicle had been stolen.

On Thursday, officers found and arrested Pike without incident. Pike is now charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and driving while suspended.