Hannibal man arrested after high-speed chase

Posted: Feb. 16, 2013 7:43 pm Updated: Mar. 4, 2013 11:15 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A 21-year-old Hannibal man is being held in the Marion County Jail after he led police on a high-speed chase Friday.

While on patrol, a Marion County Sheriff's Department deputy saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on County Road 418 just west of Veterans Road. Because of the location and nature of the road, the deputy followed the vehicle when it began to increase speed.

According to the Sheriff's Department, when the deputy initiated the traffic stop east of Veterans, the driver of the car, Steven Craig Caskey, refused to stop and failed to stop for an emergency vehicle. The deputy pursued Caskey on to Paris Gravel Road, where Caskey allegedly hit another vehicle at the U.S. 61 intersection. He then continued down Market Street in Hannibal at speeds of up to 90 mph before crashing his car while making a turn.

Caskey allegedly ran from his car but was caught in a creek bed, where officers used a taser on him for resisting.

He was taken into custody and faces charges of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, hit and run, driving with a revoked license and resisting a police officer.

Caskey, of 711 Sycamore in Hannibal, Mo., was lodged on a probation/parole warrant and additional charges are pending.

Assisting was the Hannibal Police Department.