Edina Man Arrested For Felony Fleeing
MSHP – At approximately 7:20 p.m., on Tuesday, March 6,
2012, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a 1994 Mercury
for a traffic violation on U.S. Highway 136, at Luray, Missouri, in Clark
The driver of the
vehicle refused to stop and a short pursuit ensued. The vehicle eventually pulled into a field entrance off of
Missouri Route N, about 1/2 a mile west of Missouri Route K. The driver, who
was later identified as being Colt C. Hanie, 39, of Edina, Missouri, fled on
foot. Members of the Patrol, including
Patrol canine "Justo", Scotland County Sheriff's Office, Clark County
Sheriff's Office, and LaGrange Police Department conducted a thorough search of
the area. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the Patrol Canine Unit located Hanie in a
field approximately four miles east of where he abandoned his vehicle.
Hanie was arrested for felony resisting arrest by fleeing,
felony no driver's license, felony driving while intoxicated, felony Linn
County warrant for a weapons violation, failed to drive on the right half of
the roadway, failed to signal, failure to stop at a stop sign, speed,
careless and imprudent driving, and trespassing in the
second degree. Hanie is currently
incarcerated in the Clark County Jail.
The charges for which Hanie was arrested are mere
accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges
must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to
determine guilt or innocence.