One man is dead after an early morning car chase Tuesday in Cape Girardeau.
Police were called to a disturbance at 618 North Street where witnesses say one man threatened another with a gun. The man, now identified as James Pyles, fled the scene in a vehicle. Two patrol cars chased Pyles at slow speeds, who stopped at stop signs and used his turn signal while police were in pursuit.
All that changed when Pyles turned off Cape Rock Drive and onto Perryville Road, where Pyles accelerated at a high rate of speed, according to patrolman Darin Hickey.