Bootheel Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase through Arkansas and Missouri

AUGUST 9, 2004 - Posted at 7:00 a.m. CDT

CARDWELL, MO - A Cardwell man is in custody after allegedly taking police on a two-state chase with his wife two-year-old son in the car.

Patrick Rauls was stopped by an officer in Monette, Arkansas, on a traffic violation yesterday.  When police realized Rauls was wanted in Texas on a warrant, Rauls jumped back into his car and drove off.

Law enforcers say they found Rauls back at his house last night.

Prosecutors say the 34-year-old was charged yesterday with resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.  His wife and child were not injured.

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