Jasmine Bronger, 25, was arrested Monday on suspicion of several charges, including resisting arrest, and an outstanding Boone County warrant. She allegedly sparked a six-hour search by fleeing across the Lamine River at the Harriman Hill access point.
A Columbia woman is in custody after she fled an arrest Monday by swimming across the Lamine River.
Jasmine Bronger, 25, sparked a manhunt after allegedly fleeing from deputies at the Harriman Hill access on the Lamine River. Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopters participated in the search around Interstate 70 in western Cooper County for six hours. She was arrested just before 5 p.m. after a resident notified authorities that she was walking toward their home, according to releases from the Cooper County Sheriff’s Office.
Bronger initially fled from deputies while they were arresting a 55-year-old Sedalia man on outstanding warrants, according to the sheriff’s office. The office did not identify the man, and nobody matching the description appears on the Cooper County Jail log. The incident began when Cooper County deputies responded to the Harriman Hill access to help a Missouri Conservation Department agent with their call.
Bronger was arrested on an outstanding Boone County warrant for second-degree burglary and theft. She is being held in the Cooper County Detention Center on suspicion of drug possession, property damage, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property. She has not yet been formally charged.