Sikeston man wanted on felony warrants arrested after vehicle, foot pursuit

Monday, December 19, 2016
Marco T. Sawyer

SIKESTON -- A vehicle and foot pursuit of a Sikeston man wanted on several felony warrants resulted in his arrest Thursday.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety observed a vehicle in the 900 block of Davis Street being driven by Marco Tyrone Sawyer, 31, of Sikeston, according to Sgt. Jon Broom, public information officer with Sikeston DPS.

Sawyer had the following felony warrants for his arrest: parole violation, sales of cocaine with no bond; failure to appear for larceny with $10,000 cash only bond; and resisting arrest with $25,000 cash only bond.

"The vehicle Sawyer was driving failed to yield to officers and traveled on Powers and turned onto Hawthorne. Sawyer turned south onto Davis and rapidly accelerated trying to elude officers," Broom said.

Sawyer did not slow down and continued to fail to yield.

Sawyer failed to stop at the stop sign located on Davis at North Street and turned east on North and rapidly accelerated. Sawyer turned south on Stoddard Street and rapidly accelerated again. Sawyer saw another patrol vehicle on North at Center Street with overhead lights and siren in the north bound lane, Broom said.

Sawyer swerved toward the vehicle and then continued south on Stoddard through the school zone exceeding the posted 20 miles per hour signs.

"Sawyer approached Malone Avenue and did not stop for the stop sign and continued to drive erratically and crossed Malone Avenue," Broom said.

Sawyer continued driving on Stoddard Street until he pulled into a driveway in the 200 block of West Gladys Street.

Sawyer got out of his vehicle and fled on foot south toward Dorothy Street, Broom said. "Sikeston DPS Canine Officer Adams deployed K9 Levi and gave the command for him to stop," Broom said. "Sawyer refused to comply and the foot chase continued until he was apprehended on Dorothy Street."

As of Monday, he remained in the Scott County Jail in Benton.

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