MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. – On Thursday morning, a 25-year-old Overland Park man was taken into custody after a pursuit at the high rate of speed.
On 20th of November, Camden County Sheriff’s Department notified the Versailles Police, Stover Police, and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office that the cops are chasing a dark-colored Dodge truck. The timing was 10:20 a.m. After some time at around 11:13 a.m., the Morgan Sheriff’s Office came to know about a bank robbery by an unknown caller. The caller told the police that a male, who was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt with a bandana over his face, had entered the bank, took the money and then left in a dark-colored Dodge truck.
A customer, who was present in the bank while the robber entered, ran across the street to call the police after the robber left. The customer also chased his vehicle until Versailles Police took up the chase.
Morgan Sheriff’s Deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol pursued the truck which was travelling at the speed of 100 mph on Highway 52 toward Stover.
Ten law enforcement vehicles were chasing the truck and the road was blocked by police vehicles at Stover. When the vehicle reached Stover, the man shot several times at a Stover cop and then went around the roadblock.
The chase ended when the truck went off the road, struck a parked vehicle and crashed into a tree at the western city limits of Stover. The person behind the wheel attempted to escape the accident spot on foot, but the cops succeeded in catching him.
The police identified the man as Jacob Allen Monteer and the vehicle he was driving was stolen as well as the handgun which he was using to shoot the cops.
He was charged with multiple crimes and the case is under investigation by the FBI.
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