MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
A Division Of The
Department of Public Safety
Public Information and Education Division - PO Box 568 - Jefferson City, MO 65102
NEWS RELEASE

For further information please contact: Capt. John J. Hotz
Q3252019-1 (573) 526-6115

March 25, 2019
EMPHASIS: Patrol Aircraft 93MP Assists With Vehicle Pursuit Of Assault Suspects

At approximately 1:29 p.m. on March 23, 2019, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department contacted Troop F communications and requested assistance with a pursuit. The vehicle and occupants were wanted for assaultsecond degree. Initially, the pursuit traveled on Interstate 70 eastbound from the 170-mile marker. The vehicle exited at Missouri Highway 19 and re-entered I-70 westbound. At this time, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department received reports of the passenger brandishing a firearm and the suspect vehicle was reportedly attempting to run other vehicles off the roadway.

Patrol aircraft 93MP responded to the area to assist. The aircraft began tracking the vehicle on I-70 westbound at the 143-mile marker, allowing ground vehicles reduce speed and follow at a safe distance. Near the 121-mile marker, the vehicle struck spikes deployed by a trooper. However, the vehicle regained control and continued westbound. At this time, the pursuit traveled into the Patrol's Troop A area. Troop A officers responded eastbound and deployed spikes east of Missouri Highway J in Saline County. The vehicle struck the spikes and exited onto northbound Hwy J, before coming to a stop. Two occupants were taken into custody without further incident. The subjects were relayed back to Montgomery County and released into the custody of deputies.





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