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Man Accused of Stealing Police Cruiser During Pursuit

Law enforcement officers say a 26-year-old Columbia man stole a police cruiser before eventually being arrested as he tried to hide under a dock at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Kenneth Rybolt is charged with five felonies and a misdemeanor after the chase in Camden and Miller counties over the weekend.

Lake Ozark police say during the chase, Rybolt rammed a police cruiser and hit another car before he was arrested.

Rybolt was placed in a police cruiser shackled and cuffed but managed to drive way.

Police say he eventually was arrested when a Lake Ozark officer jumped into the lake as Rybolt tried to hide under a dock.

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