Vallonia man arrested after fleeing police into floodwaters


A Vallonia man’s attempt to evade police by driving into floodwaters and then swimming away late Friday night ended with a trip to the Jackson County Jail, police report.

Samuel Steven Cornett, 26, was booked into the jail in Brownstown at 12:29 a.m. Saturday and being held on initial charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle causing a substantial risk to another person, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving-high speed.

Samuel Steven Cornett
Samuel Steven Cornett

After his arrest, police were able to determine Cornett also was wanted on an Orange County warrant for robbery.

For the rest of the story, read Monday’s edition of The Tribune.

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