18-Year-Old Vallonia Man Arrested After Pursuit

18-Year-Old Vallonia Man Arrested After Pursuit

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An 18-year-old Vallonia man faces at least four criminal charges related to a pursuit Friday afternoon that ended when he crashed his motorcycle in a cornfield in southern Jackson County, according to police.

Payton Brice Prewitt, 18, Vallonia, has been preliminarily charged with two counts of resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and criminal mischief involving damage to the property of an agricultural operation, was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 3:21 p.m. Friday.

According to a news release from Brownstown Police Chief Tom Hanner, the pursuit that led to Prewitt’s arrest started when Hanner attempted to stop the driver of a motorcycle for a traffic violation at State Road 135 and County Road 100S.

Police said the cyclist, later identified as Prewitt, refused to stop leading to a pursuit that went south on State Road 135 and ended when Prewitt failed to make a turn and went into a cornfield.

At that point, Prewitt was arrested and taken to the jail, where he was being held without bond Saturday.

Brownstown Officer Ryan Cherry and Assistant Chief Joe Kelly along with Jackson County Sgt. Ben Rudolph assisted with the pursuit and arrest of Prewitt.