SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Columbia, Missouri, man has been indicted for drug and weapons charges following a high-speed crash in Christian County.
33-year-old Kenneth C. Fredenburg was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Fredenburg on Oct. 24.
The federal indictment charges Fredenburg with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
Court documents allege Fredenburg sped away on Sept. 25 during a traffic stop by a Christian County deputy. He led the deputy in a high-speed pursuit that reached 120 mph and drove through a residential yard on Highway 65 in Ozark, Missouri, and crashed into a tree. A female passenger was taken into custody while Fredenburg ran from the vehicle.
72.9 grams of methamphetamine was found during a search of the vehicle along with numerous baggies and a set of digital scales inside a black bag. Multiple 9mm handguns were found with multiple gun magazines.
Law enforcement officers located Fredenburg in Springfield, Missouri, on Oct. 22 and he was placed under arrest.