Police chase St. Louis carjacking and kidnapping suspect to Franklin County
ROBERTSVILLE, Mo. – Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says that officers chased a carjacking and kidnapping suspect from St. Louis City. A police vehicle chase down 30 has turned into a foot pursuit. They were in the area of Shannon Hills in Robertsville. Police say the suspect has now been caught.
The female victim was not with the suspect when he was caught, but had been. Police say that she is safe.
The victim tells police that she was carjacked and kidnapped in St. Louis this morning by the suspect, a 28-year-old from House Springs. The victim says she was later let out of the vehicle near Highway BB and Regina Road in Jefferson County. She says she then walked to a nearby home and called 911.
Jefferson County Police spotted the victim’s vehicle in the area of Highway 30 and Local Hillsboro Road near Cedar Hill. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over. But he continued onto Highway NN and eventually into Franklin County. Due to the seriousness of the alleged crime, Jefferson County Police gave deputies permission to pursue the suspect into Franklin County.
The suspect ran from the vehicle at Shannon Lane near Robertsville. Police chased the suspect on foot. He was placed under arrest with the help of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office police dogs.
The suspect’s name is being withheld pending criminal charges. There are no injuries reported in this incident.