Cape Police Vehicle Pursuit Ends Safely with Arrest
On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at approximately 11:37 PM, CGPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving at dangerous speeds on both sides of the roadway on William Street near West End. The vehicle attempted to flee from officers but was quickly contained after a short pursuit.
The driver, 19-year-old Jimmy L. Paulson of Cape Girardeau, was placed under arrest and transported to the Cape Girardeau Municipal Jail. The Cape Girardeau State Prosecuting Attorney charged Paulson with the class E felony of Resisting Arrest and the class A misdemeanor of Unlawful Transfer of a Weapon for providing a handgun to a 16-year-old juvenile without the consent of the juvenile's guardian.