A two-county chase results in the arrest of a Vandalia man on a whole host of charges early Friday morning.

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In a Facebook post, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy was on patrol in Vandalia just before 4 a.m. Friday when he spotted a vehicle driven by Willy Sitton, who has active warrants for his arrest in Pike County along with parole violation warrants from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Sitton spotted the deputy and fled into Pike County, abandoning his car and continuing on foot into a field near Curryville.

Pike County Sheriff’s deputies who were more familiar with the area were called in on the search, and Sitton was taken into custody.

Sitton is in the Audrain County Jail on warrants for parole violation, unlawful use of a weapon, domestic assault and harassment.

New charges pending against Sitton include resisting arrest, displaying stolen plates, speeding, failure to yield, improper lane usage and careless and imprudent driving.

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