Maries County search underway

A heavy law enforcement presence out and about Maries County at this hour. The sheriff’s department says in a Facebook post that it is looking for 23 year old Shay Vinson. He fled from the scene of a crash this morning after he was chased by Maries County sheriff’s deputies. Vinson left an injured person behind in the vehicle. It’s believed that Vinson is trying to get back to state route EE. He’s believed to be armed and the sheriff’s department considers him dangerous.

Residents in the County Road 402 and 405 areas are warned to lock their doors. Law enforcement are searching for Vinson with the help of a helicopter and dog teams.