Rolla police seek man following police pursuit

9:38 AM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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Rolla, Mo (KSDK) -- Rolla police took a man from Cuba, Missouri into custody and are looking for a second person following a high speed pursuit.

Rolla police said a detective spotted a speeding vehicle on October 4 at 5:15 p.m.  The driver kept going, so an officer pursued the vehicle.

The vehicle eventually spun out in a grassy area at the end of County Road #3100.  The officer got out of his patrol car and told the driver to get out.  The driver then accelerated towards the officer, so the officer fired a shot into the windshield.

The driver stopped and got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody.  He was not injured in the shooting.  NewsChannel 5 has not released the person's name because charges have not been filed.

Police said upon further investigation they determined the driver and another person who was in the vehicle for part of the pursuit are suspected in an armed robbery at the JC Penny store in the 1000 block of S. Highway 63 in Rolla.

Police said the robbery happened prior to the vehicle being spotted and believe that was why the driver was speeding.

Anyone with information about the second man is asked to call Rolla police at 573-308-1213.



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