CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A 25-year-old Montreal, Mo. man is behind bars, facing multiple felony charges, after authorities say he drove dangerously and taunted them after failed pursuit attempts on Monday.
According to the Camden County Sheriff's Office, deputies attempted to stop the motorcycle, being driven at a high rate of speed by Cody Woodruff, but quickly discontinued the pursuit due to high speeds. Woodruff allegedly drove the motorcycle back into town several times, taunting deputies, troopers and municipal officers and then speeding wildly out of town each time law enforcement attempted to stop him.
The sheriff's office says several times the motorcycle ran through stoplights and drove into oncoming lanes. This happened multiple times over a span of three hours, authorities say, and deputies were eventually able to locate Woodruff off Willow Creek Road, while he was attempting to turn around in a ditch.
While attempting to arrest Woodruff, authorities say he attempted to reach for his waistband several times during the ensuing altercation. After getting Woodruff under control, deputies reportedly located a handgun in his waistband. Woodruff was placed under arrest without further incident.
Cody Woodruff was charged with Felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Resisting Arrest, and Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated. He was denied bond and remains at the Camden County Correctional Facility.