Cross county chase leads to arrest of alleged murder suspect – St. Joseph Post News

A murder suspect was taken into custody Wednesday night after a a police chase crossed multiple county lines in northwest Missouri.

Michael D. Burkman was wanted in Wayne County, Missouri on a warrant for first degree murder and armed criminal action and assault on law enforcement officers in Bollinger County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol received information on Burkman’s whereabouts shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday and located him in a stolen vehicle southbound on I-29 in Andrew County.

According to the MSHP Troopers tried to conducted a traffic stop but Burkman failed to yield and a pursuit ensued on southbound I-29.

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