High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Previously Convicted Felon

3 years 5 months 1 week ago November 25, 2012 Nov 25, 2012 Sunday, November 25 2012 Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:56:00 AM CST in News
Source: Maries County Sheriff's Department Press Release
By: KOMU Staff

MARIES COUNTY - A high-speed chase led deputies through multiple cities and ended in an arrest of a previously convicted felon early Sunday morning.

Maries County Sheriff's Deputies were checking on a stranded motorist on Highway 63 near Vichy when another driver pulled up next to the Deputies and asked if they wanted to race, according to the Maries County Sheriff's Department. The driver then sped off, traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputies noticed that the vehicle matched the description of a recently stolen vehicle from Crocker, Mo. 

Deputies went on a high-speed chase after the vehicle, but the driver continued to resist arrest and traveled over 90 mph into the City Limits of Vienna. There, Vienna Police stationed themselves on the side of the road, and an officer fired two rounds into the engine compartment in an attempt to slow the vehicle. However, the driver continued to race through Vienna until Vienna Police and Maries County Sheriff's Deputies were able to block in the car. The Deputies had to strike the vehicle with their push bumper to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop. 

When Deputies asked the driver, David L. Williams, 31, of St. Clair, to exit the vehicle, he refused. Authorities eventually broke open a window to remove Williams from the car. Deputies said Williams appeared to be impaired and possibly under the influence of an illegal controlled substance. Deputies also located stolen property in the vehicle during processing. 

Williams has 10 prior felony arrests and several convictions. He is currently on probation for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. He was also just released from prison in 2010 for a felony conviction for stealing a motor vehicle. 

Williams is currently in the Maries County Jail pending warrant application. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said he expects numerous charges be filed against Williams out of Maries County and those charges may include: felony driving while revoked, numerous traffic violations, tampering with a motor vehicle, felony resisting arrest, felony assault on a law enforcement officer, and possibly possession of stolen property. Additionally, more charges may be filed out of Pulaski County as well.

"I must say this is one of the most unusual cases I have ever been involved in. It was if the driver of the vehicle was deliberately taunting the Sheriff's Deputies and breaking the law in front of them for them to give chase. I have never had someone in a stolen car pulled up to Sheriff's Deputies and ask them if they wanted to race and then take off at a high rate of speed," added Sheriff Chris Heitman in a press release.

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