A Jefferson City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a chase with authorities in February 2020.
Malcolm Mayes, 25, pleaded guilty during a hearing before Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green to tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, driving while revoked and leaving the scene of an accident.
Prosecutors dismissed charges of careless and imprudent driving, and possession of a controlled substance.
Mayes was given five years of supervised probation and must also serve 120 days of shock detention; he was given for credit time already served. If he fails to meet conditions of his
probation, he faces a four-year prison sentence.
Mayes was being followed by a detective who was conducting enforcement in the Old Munichburg area, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement. The detective believed Mayes was involved in illegal behavior, and, at the intersection of Missouri Boulevard and Dunklin Street, Mayes cut off a car,
committing a lane violation.
An officer pulled behind Mayes in the 100 block of East Dunklin Street and activated his emergency lights in the 300 block of East Dunklin Street. Mayes turned onto the 700 block of Monroe Street and accelerated, going south. Speeds reached 82 mph as the pursuit approached the intersection of Stadium Boulevard. Mayes continued through a red light at the intersection.
The chase continued past Jefferson City Medical Group, and the officer pursuing Mayes reported seeing the driver’s-side window lowered and something thrown out.
The chase went through the West Edgewood Drive intersection, and Mayes went through another red light.
Near the roundabout with Hyde Park Road, Mayes began “shaking a brown purse-like bag, emptying what appeared to be drugs,” according to police. Later, officers collected small amounts of marijuana out of the road after traffic destroyed most of the contents of the bag.
Near the entrance to Target on West Stadium Boulevard, Mayes crossed into oncoming traffic and jumped out of the vehicle. Mayes’ vehicle
collided with an oncoming vehicle.
The officer following Mayes had a K-9 unit, which was able to go the approximately 100-yard gap between the officer and Mayes, taking Mayes into custody. Mayes was later treated at a local hospital for injuries during his apprehension by the dog.