SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A man is in jail, accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through north Springfield Wednesday night. Prosecutors charged Dirk Bedlion with stealing a car and resisting arrest on Thursday. Deputies are still searching for one of the people who was riding in the stolen car with him.
Greene County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Christian Conrad says the chase started around 10:15 Wednesday night when deputies tried to pull over a car that was stolen from a Springfield home earlier that day. According to court documents, Bedlion swerved into oncoming lanes, ran another car off the road, and reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
The chase ended on North Marion Avenue, off Melville Road. Lt. Conrad says the Bedlion failed to realize the street was a dead end. Bedlion made a U-turn, and hit a fire hydrant. According to court documents, Bedlion and two passengers got out of the car and tried to run from officers. Bedlion and one of the passengers was arrested, a third suspect got away. Deputies say Bedlion denied knowing that the car was stolen, and the fact that he was driving.
According to court documents, deputies found nearly 17 grams of methamphetamine when they searched the car.
Bedlion is in the Greene County Jail on a $20,000 bond.