Early Thursday morning, the Saline County Sheriff's Office was involved in a pursuit with a motorcycle traveling south of US 65 towards Pettis County.

Pettis County Deputies, along with the K-9 Unit, started north on US 65 to assist the Saline County Deputies.

The pursuit was terminated by Saline County as the motorcycle entered Pettis County. Deputies with Pettis County located the motorcycle, which was still traveling at over 100 mph, on US 65 Highway.

Pettis County Deputies began a pursuit. Just north of US 65 and HH Highway, the motorcycle had a malfunction and began to slow down.

The Pettis County K9 Unit was quickly deployed. The driver and the occupant quickly gave up and were taken into custody without incident.

During a search of the vehicle, a locked bag was located. The K9 Unit was deployed, and alerted to the bag.

A large amount of crystal substances were located. The driver was identified as Timothy Eugene Griffith, 33, of Independence, Missouri.

The PCSO is requesting charges of felony Resisting Arrest, Kidnapping in the 3rd Degree, Driving While Suspended, and Trafficking in the 2nd Degree against Griffith.

Griffith was held pending a $35,000 cash or surety bond. The passenger was identified as Jewel Charlene Rowland, 42 of Sedalia. Rowland was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Charges of Trafficking in the 2nd Degree are also pending. Rowland was held pending a $25,000 cash or surety bond.

Pettis County Jail - Rowland
Pettis County Jail - Rowland

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