Joplin Man Arrested After Leading Deputy on Stolen Vehicle Chase in Jasper & Newton Counties

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – One man was arrested after leading Jasper County deputies on a chase for a stolen vehicle.

The driver, Timothy Greer, 54, of Joplin, was arrested after the chase which spread from Jasper County to Newton County, according to a Jasper County Sheriff’s Office press release. Greer had seven active warrants for his arrest.

A Jasper County deputy saw a vehicle with Kansas license plates traveling on Zora Street in Joplin Wednesday night, according to the release.

The vehicle was listed as stolen and the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle at Goetz Boulevard and Newman Road.

The vehicle failed to stop and led the deputy on a chase into Newton County on Highway 49 to the Gateway Drive exit, according to the release.

The vehicle then turned north back onto Highway 49 and into Jasper County. 

The vehicle exited onto 32nd Street where it hit Stop Sticks. The vehicle’s tires deflated and the vehicle came to a stop after getting stuck on a concrete divider while trying to turn onto Rangeline Road, according to the release.

The chase involved law enforcement officers from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Joplin Police Department.

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