Who is Vonderrit Myers?

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(KTVI) - Police said last night that Myers was no stranger to them and court filings explain why.

Court filing show Myers had been riding in a car with a few other people on June 27th.   Police attempted to stop the car. The reason is not specified in the report, and that turned into chase which ended in a crash near St. Louis University Hospital.   According to the officer, Myers ignored the officer's calls to stop running and claims Myers then took a concealed pistol and threw it into a sewer drain.

In an exclusive interview, Defense Attorney Pete Cohen talked about the Myers he knew and had been hired to defend.

"He was a nice enough kid, kind of on the quieter kid. He was going to graduate high school at the end this semester.  He was working a part-time job doing assembly.  And he was hoping to take up a trade maybe in construction,"  Cohen said.

The St. Louis Public Schools reports Myers had been a student at Confluence Academy until this year when he enrolled in the public school's virtual learning program, but he was withdrawn by the district after he failed to attend for more than 10 days in September.

Myers had been charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and  unlawful use of a weapon, which is a felony.   He was suppose to appear in court in November. He planned to plead not guilty.  Myers was on house arrest and was suppose to be wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle.

That case was being handled by Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce's office.