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Stoner's run from law leads to list of charges
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A Smithville man faces multiple charges after he led lawmen on a high-speed chase that lasted almost an hour. The driver, Travis Stoner, 22, is charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, vandalism, speeding, driving on a revoked license, running a red light, driving without insurance or seatbelt, and having the wrong address on his driver license. He will face hearing on the charges May 22 before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. The evading and reckless endangerment counts are felonies. His charges come after Trooper Tony Myers clocked him speeding on Highway 55. The trooper says Stoner accelerated his 1996 Monte Carlo when he fell in behind him and turned on his blue lights. What followed was a prolonged chase that would travel through Warren County and see Stoner make some dangerous maneuvers behind the wheel. “He was passing vehicles on double yellow lines and heading into oncoming traffic causing vehicles to run off the road,” Trooper Myers said in his warrants against Stoner. The chase continued off road when Stoner slammed through metal gates at Simpson Nursery. Once on the property, he reportedly almost collided with a nursery worker on a tractor and caused several nursery workers to have to dive for cover to avoid being hit by his vehicle. Stoner was reportedly fleeing because he was driving on a revoked license.