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2 men charged following Jefferson City chase ending in crash, police say

Jefferson City Police arrested two men Monday accused of leading police on a chase before crashing a car.

Two men have been arrested after a police chase and crash in Jefferson City.

Police said at around 2:47 p.m. Monday, an officer was checking William F. Luttrell Jr.'s license after he saw him driving recklessly through the Walmart Parking lot near the TVA Credit Union off E. Broadway Boulevard at Odyssey Road when Luttrell suddenly sped away.

Moments later, the officer found the car on Black Oak Road after it had crashed. He noticed a man running through a field and chased him down and took him into custody after shocking him with a Taser. The man was later identified as Xavier J. Newman, 25, of Morristown. He was charged with evading arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The driver, Luttrell, also of Morristown, was arrested and charged with felony evading arrest, DUI, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, escape and driving on a revoked license. Jefferson City Police said while Luttrell was at the police department, he allegedly tried to escape but didn't succeed.

Both men were transported to the justice center, according to JCPD.