SALINE COUNTY, Mo – A Marshall man is facing nine charges after a traffic stop on Friday, September 13.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John D. Kirby, 25, was pulled over on eastbound I-70 at mile marker 74 on Friday, September 13 at around 4:30 p.m. for speeding. Kirby fled on foot and disappeared into a tree line after being tased. Officers found 94 grams of vacuum sealed marijuana and a stolen Glock .45 handgun in Kirby’s vehicle.
Later that night, Kirby was located at 1 a.m. driving a stolen vehicle that had been reported missing from the area Kirby initially fled police. Kirby crashed the vehicle into an apartment complex in Marshall and was arrested after fleeing on foot again and being tased.
Kirby is facing nine charges, including possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and tampering with a motor vehicle. He is currently in custody at the Saline County Jail.