An arrest warrant has been issued on a car theft charge for Travis Wyrick, 21, Joplin, according to Jasper County Circuit Court records.
Wyrick was reportedly the driver during the Jan. 17, 2005, hit-and-run accident that took the life of Jamison Alexander, 17, a Joplin High School student. A felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident was initially filed and the case was well on its way to trial when the charge apparently was dropped. A civil suit has been filed against Wyrick in connection with Mr. Alexander's death.
Since that time, Wyrick has continued having trouble with the law. Court records show Wyrick has pleaded guilty to assault charges in Jasper and Newton counties.