Speeds in the chase reached 107 mph

A Shelbina man was arrested Sunday afternoon by Monroe City Police following a two-county high-speed chase that reached speeds of 107 mph.

Monroe City Police allege that Ryan William Albin, 26, was involved in a pursuit that took them through the city from U.S. Highway 36, which ended with when the reported stolen vehicle that he was driving crashed into two cars on West Summer and West Border Street, where they say Albin abandoned the vehicle.

Albin then allegedly tried to run before he was arrested by Monroe City policemen.

He was charged with three felonies Monday morning by Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick - tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, felony resisting arrest and felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Albin is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond issued by Judge Michael Wilson.

He also face charges in Shelby County, where the pursuit started, though the Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has not filed charges as of Monday morning. After Albin was processed in Monroe County, he was transported to Shelby County.

According to a Monroe City police report, Albin was being pursued by the Missouri Highway Patrol from Shelbina on U.S. 36 when he exited in Monroe City, where Officer Brian Walters joined the chase near the intersection of U.S Highway 24 and Business Highway 24/36.

Monroe City Police were contacted by at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday by the Monroe County Joint Communications to assist the Shelbina Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

“Monroe City Officers responded to the area of Stoddard Street and Highway 36,” said Monroe City Police Chief Tyler Wheeler in a news release. “At that time, the suspect vehicle entered Monroe City and headed eastbound on Stoddard Street and proceeded to flee from Law Enforcement.”

Wheeler said an officer “sustained minor injuries during the foot pursuit and was transported to the hospital by EMS per department policy.”

The police report said that Albin had been previously charged with receiving stolen property, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The Monroe City Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Shelbina Police Department were involved in the chase.