More details have emerged in the arrest of a Mexico man on drug charges.
Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller says a Kenneth Bates was arrested Saturday on drug charges.
According to a probable cause statement, an officer attempted to question Bates and the driver of a 2005 Taurus whiled stopped at an intersection of Maple and Clark. The officer was alarmed because the intersection did not have a stop sign. Bates moved into the driver’s seat and sped away as the officer activated their lights and siren. A chase ensued with several drivers being forced to stop as Bates allegedly drove through multiple traffic controls. The vehicle was driven into a yard on Pollock Street where Bates is accused of abandoning it then leading police on a foot chase. Once apprehended Bates admitted having a needle in his pocket which he allegedly admitted using for the injection of methamphetamine.
The probable cause statement says Bates admitted to evading authorities because he knew of an existing warrant out of Camden County.
Bates faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and careless and imprudent driving.