Car Pursuit Lead To Two Arrests
On 10/4/15, Deputy Hutson with the Barry County Sheriff's Office was on Farm Road 2140 in
Wheaton when he spotted a 2001 GMC Yukon being driven by 25 year old Cody Oplinger of
Seligman, MO. Deputy Hutson recognized Oplinger and his female passenger 21 year old S'Jara
Wallace of Cassville, MO as both having active probation violation warrants. Deputy Hutson
activated his lights and siren to stop Oplinger. Oplinger then took off in an effort to get away
from Deputy Hutson. After a short pursuit, Oplinger 's vehicle struck a tree at the intersection
of Farm Road 2142 and 1040. Oplinger and Wallace then fled on foot. Wallace was taken into
custody 200 yards from the scene and Oplinger was found a short while later hiding around a
nearby barn. After being arrested Oplinger told deputies that he had drugs in the vehicle.
Oplinger and Wallace were arrested on their probation violation warrants and transported to the
Barry County Jail. Both have no bond on those warrants. Deputy Hutson will be asking for
charges of Felony Resisting Arrest, Fleeing an Emergency Vehicle and Possession of a controlled
substance on Cody Oplinger and Felony Resisting Arrest and Possession of a controlled substance
charges on S'Jara Wallace.