May 20, 2020 6:00 PM

2 charged after Missouri officer injured during car chase

Posted May 20, 2020 6:00 PM
Pierce photo Callaway County
Pierce photo Callaway County

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and woman have been charged after a police pursuit and a 13-hour search by authorities in central Missouri.

Drew Pierce, 31, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Ronnie Lloyd, 31, of Fulton, were being held in Callaway County after their arrest Tuesday.

Pierce, who is also wanted in Nebraska on a warrant for a felony weapons offense, faces seven charges, including resisting arrest and first-degree assault.

Lloyd photo Callaway County
Lloyd photo Callaway County

Lloyd is facing five charges, including burglary and resisting arrest.

The police chase began Monday evening after Fulton officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle eventually stopped and officers were trying to detain the suspects when their car moved, prompting officers to fire their weapons, the sheriff's office said. The two suspects were not hit.

One officer was struck by the moving vehicle. He was treated and released at a Fulton hospital, The Fulton Sun reported.

Pierce and Lloyd fled and the vehicle, which was stolen in Nebraska, was later found abandoned. Law enforcement officers and search dogs from several surrounding agencies searched for them for several hours before the men were arrested Tuesday morning.

Online court records do not name attorneys for either suspect.

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KC teen charged in fatal shooting at convenience store
Wilkins photo Jackson County

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A teenager has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Jackson County.

Camryn Wilkins, 17, Independence, Mo., turned himself into Jackson County authorities Tuesday after he was charged in the death of Jason Juszczyk at a Truman Mart gas station in suburban Kansas City.

Witnesses told Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators Juszczyk and Williams argued outside the store early Sunday.

During the argument, Juszczyk put his hands around Wilkins’s neck and pushed him against a wall, according to a court document.

Witnesses and surveillance video show Wilkins pulled a gun and shot Juszczyk several times, KSHB reported.