Formal charges filed after Ray County pursuit

| December 11, 2017
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Jared Outersky

UPDATE 12/11/2017Two local residents apprehended over the weekend will face formal charges. Court documents list charges against Jared Outersky, 36, of Richmond, and Joshua Clevenger, 30, of Lexington, that include possession of methamphetamine.

The two were taken into custody for investigation on warrants Saturday, December 11, 2017, after a pursuit involving several law enforcement agencies. The vehicle driven by Outersky crashed during the chase. Additional charges against Outersky consist of resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, and exceeding the speed limit.

Bond for Outersky was set at $25,000 cash only. bond for Clevenger is $10,000 cash.

Future court dates have not been set.


RAY COUNTY, Mo.- The Missouri Highway Patrol and Ray County law enforcement were involved in an early-morning pursuit in Ray County that ended in a rollover accident and felony charges for multiple parties involved.

A filed accident report indicates the crash occurred around 1:45 a.m., this morning, as Jared Outersky, 36, of Richmond, Mo., failed to yield to law enforcement. While attempting to flee, Outersky attempted a right hand turn while driving northbound on MO-13 Highway, struck a stop sign and overturned.

Minor injuries were listed for Outersky and three other occupants in the vehicle as a result. Lisa Graves, 46, also of Richmond, and Joshua Clevenger of Lexington, Mo., were transported by Ray County EMS to area hospitals for treatment.

Joshua Clevenger

Outersky and Clevenger are being cited for alleged possession of methamphetamine. Clevenger is facing two additional misdemeanors including possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Driving while intoxicated with a combination of drugs and alcohol was another listed charge for Outersky.

Both remain in custody at the Ray County Jail and were placed on 24-hour holds. Formal charges have yet to be filed.


The above charges are mere accusations and not an 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.

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