RAY COUNTY, Mo.- An Orrick, Mo., teenager was apprehended by Ray County deputies early this morning in connection with a Friday morning pursuit that ended on Highway DD and Ballard.

According to a Facebook post by the Ray County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, deputies assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with a high-speed pursuit. The suspect fled the scene on foot and a search of the area was conducted. Troopers were able to positively identify the suspect prior to fleeing on foot.

At around 2:00 a.m., a Ray County Deputy conducted a pedestrian check with a subject who was hitch-hiking on MO-10, west of Hardin, Mo., at Long Lake Road. Further investigation led to positive identification of the suspect involved in the high-speed pursuit.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified and and custody of the suspect was transferred to them at that time. A filed arrest report identifies the suspect as Xavier Neal, 19, of Orrick, Mo. He is facing informal charges of resisting arrest by fleeing.

Neal remains in custody at the Ray County Jail on a 24-hour hold.