A St. Louis felon is now in the Boone County Detention Center after taking law enforcement on a 53 mile pursuit early this (Thursday) morning.
The chase started from Columbia to Jefferson City when officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 63.
Boone County Deputies say 31 year old James M. Hunt Jr. reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and nearly struck an Ashland Police vehicle.
Hunt was arrested after a nearly 45 minute pursuit ended on a dead end street in the 2300 block of Jefferson Street in Jefferson City.
Hunt is facing multiple charges and is being held without bond.