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    Springfield man facing three years after high speed chase

    By Jeremiah Soria,

    2024-06-11

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A judge on Monday sentenced a Springfield man to three years in prison for resisting arrest after a two-county high-speed motorcycle pursuit last December.

    Joshua Dickens, 42, changed his plea to guilty under an agreement with prosecutors to resisting after a Greene County deputy attempted to stop him after seeing no license plate on his motorcycle.

    According to a probable cause statement, Dickens failed to stop as the deputy went to conduct a traffic stop in Springfield. Dickens turned eastbound on Division, then south onto Kansas Expressway. He continued to flee for nearly 50 miles with speeds topping out at 118 mph. Traffic was light to non-existent, according to the statement.

    Springfield police identify man killed in crash near Chestnut and Cedarbrook

    The pursuit continued into Lawrence County and back into Greene County when Dickens drove off the road. Dickens fell off the motorcycle on eastbound Interstate 44 just east of Springfield.

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