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KIRBY — A Bloomingrose man faces charges after police say he fled from them during a traffic stop in the Kirby area of Boone County.

Cory Allen Rumberg, 30, was charged with fleeing vehicle, improper registration, no registration, fraudulent MVI, driving revoked DUI and driving suspended, “misc.” in relation to an incident that occurred on May 16.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by Deputy C.T. Daniels of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, while on patrol, Daniels observed a Chevy Blazer with the same fraudulent motor vehicle inspection sticker from an investigation he was working on earlier that day.

The report states that, after the officer engaged his blue lights and attempted to pull the vehicle over just east of Madison Lane, the driver initially stopped, but then accelerated onto Route 3 and continued to travel east as the officer was exiting his patrol car.

The report states that the officer observed the vehicle turn onto Prenter Road, drive on the wrong side of the road and travel up to 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The report further states that the car crossed Prenter Bridge with “reckless indifference” to other motorists and pedestrians.

The deputy lost sight of the vehicle when the road he was on became too rough for his patrol vehicle to operate on, according to the complaint, which further states that the deputy made contact with Sgt. K. McCarty, who joined him in the pursuit.

The deputy communicated that he believed the accused was residing with another person and the officers made contact with that person who confirmed to them, according to the complaint, that the accused was driving the vehicle in question, and that he had observed him leaving his residence in the vehicle prior to the pursuit. The accused was later located and arrested.

As of press time, Rumberg was not held in Southwestern Regional Jail and bond information was not available.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.

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