CHASE ARREST: Centerville Man Facing Charges

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A Centerville man is behind bars after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase that spanned three counties and two states.

The chase started in Pleasantville in Marion County Tuesday night when officials tried to pull over 50-year-old Melvin Collis because of a registration issue with his vehicle. The chase went into Wayne County as well as Putnam County in Missouri.

Several law enforcement agencies assisted with the chase. Officers lost Collis for a little while but a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy began pursuit after noticing Collis didn’t have his vehicle’s headlights on.

The chase ended when Collis lost control of his vehicle and ended up in the ditch.

Collis is being held in the Wayne County Jail and is will face several charges relating to the chase.

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