POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The Poplar Bluff Police Department says officers were dispatched to WalMart Tuesday, February 12 at 10:16 a.m. for a shoplifter who was running from WalMart loss prevention.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. Police say he got into a red and white Ford regular cab truck that left the parking lot going south on US 67 as they approached.
According to police, a pursuit began and then ended in the 3000 block of Warrior Lane. The driver was arrested without incident as he tried to run into his apartment. The driver was identified as Michael Jackson Reece, white male, 60 years old and from Poplar Bluff. He was taken to the police station and booked on numerous traffic charges, a warrant for felony larceny issued by New Madrid County and resisting arrest. He was later taken to the Butler County Jail.