COOPER COUNTY, Mo. — A De Soto man is formally charged with multiple felonies in Cooper County.
A probable cause statement suggests police observed a motorcycle traveling over the speed limit on I-70 eastbound. During a traffic stop, the driver, 56-year-old Frank R. Stogsdill attempted to flee from law enforcement after failing to turn off the vehicle. ‘
The pursuit ranged with speeds from 75-95 mph.
During a pursuit, officers allegedly notice Stogsdill throw away a handgun and a bag of methamphetamine.
Stogsdill crashed his vehicle and was flown to University Hospital for treatment.
Stogsdill is formally charged with felonies of trafficking drugs in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Bond is set at $100,000 cash or surety allowed.
Court dates are pending.