A Missouri man is in jail after a high speed chase involving four law enforcement agencies.
According to a report by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Devin Damon Hampton, 22, of St. Louis, was traveling south on Highway 67 in a white Chevrolet Camaro at approximately 82 miles per hour in the 70 mile per hour speed zone when Deputy Glen Dugan observed him.
Dugan attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and Hampton apparently acknowledged the officer, slowing down, but then sped back up and began passing vehicles on the highway. Within moments of calling pursuit, the officer reported he was traveling at 106 miles per hour and the vehicle was still leaving him. State Police Troop B was notified as well as the Newport Police Department to assist in the pursuit.
Corporal Daniel Riley of the Arkansas State Police confirmed the vehicle was traveling 120 miles per hour at the Village Creek Bridge and joined the pursuit before the vehicle took the 85 exit, but then reentering the interstate. At the 80 exit, the vehicle again left the interstate onto Highway 14 East and travelled back toward Newport. The officers lost sight of the vehicle momentarily, but were able to locate it again inside the city limits when Sgt. Michael Long of the Sheriff’s Office