On early Wednesday morning, December 18, 2019, at approximately 12:45 AM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of E. 24th St., in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of a theft of a motor vehicle. The reporting party advised their 2005 Ford F150 pickup had just been stolen by an unknown female who was driving with an unknown male passenger.
Later that morning, at approximately 2:00 AM, officers located the stolen Ford pickup traveling on E. 10th St., in Pittsburg. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the driver refused to yield to the officers and began to flee from them in the pickup. As multiple officers responded to assist in the resulting vehicle pursuit, the driver of the pickup intentionally swerved at one of the police vehicles causing the officers to take immediate evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision with the oncoming pickup.
The pursuit continued to the area of Monroe and Locust Streets, where the pickup finally came to a stop, and the driver, 18-year-old Davisey A.P. Morris, of Pittsburg, and the passenger, 36-year-old Jerome L. Devore, also of Pittsburg, began to flee on foot. Both Ms. Morris and Mr. Devore were apprehended and taken into custody without further incident.
Ms. Morris was arrested for felony aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, felony theft of a motor vehicle, felony interference with law enforcement, felony fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and misdemeanor DUI. Mr. Devore was arrested for felony theft of a motor vehicle and felony interference with law enforcement. Both Ms. Morris and Mr. Devore were transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Ms. Morris is being held in lieu of a $10, 000.00 bond and Mr. Devore is being held in lieu of a $3,000.00 bond.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.