Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Jacob Clifton of Lynn on drug and weapons charges on Wednesday after deputies tried to stop a black Nissan Altima that had expired tags.

The driver of the Nissan, Clifton, refused to stop and a high speed chase ensued with speeds reaching over 100 mile per hour.Clifton finally stopped in Hoxie at the Burlington Northern train yard when he got out of the car and fled on foot. A passenger, Trevor Wixson, 23, of Smithville, was arrested on outstanding warrants, but Clifton got away at that time.

During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found. Deputies learned that Clayton had two handguns that he threw out of the car.

Deputies found the guns and issued a probable cause warrant for Clifton.

Clifton was eventually arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by certain persons, simultaneous possession of drugs, and a firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

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