Charges filed against man who had run-in with trooper

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Jeremy Eli McGhee. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) – A man injured during a confrontation with a Missouri state trooper is now facing felony charges.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 41-year-old Jeremy Eli McGhee of West Alton was charged Tuesday with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. He is jailed on $20,000 bond.

The incident on Monday began when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper saw a speeding vehicle pass several cars on the shoulder of Interstate 70.

A chase began, with the suspect _ driving a Toyota Highlander stolen in Illinois _ eventually pulling into an O’Fallon driveway.

The patrol says McGhee pulled out a realistic-looking BB gun. The officer fired several shots at McGhee that missed. Still, he suffered a leg injury that required hospitalization, perhaps from the bite of a police dog.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch