Seligman man captured after evading deputies in April

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Two patrol cars damaged in chase in south Barry County

A man who evaded deputies in April has now been arrested and faces two felony charges and two misdemeanor charges relating to the incident.

Jason Degroff, 37, of Seligman, is charged with resisting arrest, first-degree property damage, misdemeanor second-degree property damage and misdemeanor domestic assault.

According to a probable cause statement file by Justin David Ruark, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Degroff was wanted for an alleged domestic assault occurring on April 24 at about 8 a.m. in Seligman. Degroff allegedly fled on Highway 37 and Farm Road 2212, then along several county roads, ending on Farm Road 1075.

During the chase, a fence sustained about $189 in damage, Ruark’s patrol vehicle sustained more than $10,000 in damage, and Deputy Kyle Kuhn’s patrol vehicle sustained more than $8,000 in damage.

Degroff fled on foot into the woods following the chase and was not located. He was arrested on July 25.

Degroff is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $15,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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