Wanted man arrested in field near Gideon after police chase

Mark Parks (Source: New Madrid County Sheriff's Office)
Mark Parks (Source: New Madrid County Sheriff's Office)

GIDEON, Mo. (KBSI) – The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office and Malden Police Department arrested a man after a police chase north of Gideon on Sept. 6.

Mark Parks had felony warrants from Dunklin County, according to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department.

His vehicle caught on fire at County Road 248 and J Highway north of Gideon.

Parks ran from the vehicle into a cornfield off of the county road. After a brief search, deputies found Parks crawling in a cotton field and arrested him.

The Malden Police Department, Gideon Police Department, Portageville Police Department, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted.

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