ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) - Two men were charged after a St. Ann Police chase ended in multiple crashes, one that caused a police detective to accidentally shoot himself in the leg.
Antwon Baldwin and Tyrone Hendrix were arrested after that pursuit. Together, their charges add up to more than 10 counts of assault and other felony charges including tampering with motor vehicles.
Bond is set at $100,000 for Baldwin and $10,000 for Hendrix.
According to court documents, St. Ann Police were conducting surveillance of stolen vehicles Thursday. That afternoon, officers approached suspects at a home on Day Drive in Ferguson to arrest them. Chief Aaron Jimenez said, an investigation into a series of home break-ins and stolen cars lead them to the home.
Both suspects tried to flee police. Police took Hendrix into custody at the home but according to court documents, Baldwin was seen reaching for a gun in his vehicle causing officers to jump out of his path and he “flees from police at high speeds, through multiple traffic signals into oncoming traffic.”
Baldwin struck a car carrying three people, nearly head-on near the Buzz Westfall Center in Jennings. The victims were taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Then according to court documents, Baldwin’s car spun around, striking the side of a police vehicle. The impact of the collision caused Detective Robert Inman to accidentally shoot himself in the leg.
Inman is expected to make a full recovery. Baldwin admitted to knowing the gun police recovered and vehicle was stolen.