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One person was arrested after a Wednesday pursuit with authorities in multiple counties in Central Missouri.

Moniteau County deputies were notified by the Cole County Sheriff's Department they were pursuing a vehicle on Route C heading toward Moniteau County and they had terminated the pursuit at the county line, according to a news release from Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley.

Moniteau County deputies located the suspect — later identified as Matthew Scovell, 40, of Lawson — traveling north on Missouri 87 near Gamble Road at a high speed. Deputies got behind Scovell's vehicle and re-initiated the pursuit.

Scovell traveled into California then continued to flee north on Route O into Cooper County, where he turned and headed west on Route J.

The Missouri Highway Patrol deployed spike strips, which Scovell managed to avoid.

The pursuit then continued on Route J to Missouri 5, where Scovell turned north and headed toward Boonville.

Deputies continued the pursuit until Scovell was forced to stop near the junction of Missouri 5 and Interstate 70 at the Love's Truck Stop, where the Boonville Police Department had set up spike strips. Scovell was then arrested by Moniteau County deputies.

During the pursuit, deputies allegedly observed Scovell throwing items out of the vehicle, which were later recovered and tested positive for methamphetamines.

Scovell also had several felony warrants out for his arrest and had a parole violation no-bond warrant.

Several fake $100 bills were also reportedly recovered from Scovell at the time of his arrest, along with packaging materials commonly used to distribute drugs, according to the news release.

Online court records show Scovell is charged in Moniteau County Court with delivery of a controlled substance, forgery, resisting arrest, driving while revoked and tampering with physical evidence, all of which are felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.

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