Two arrested after Callaway County weapons warrant and pursuit
COLUMBIA - On March 31, 2018, at around 6:00 PM, members of the Audrain County Sheriff's Office and the Mexico Public Safety Department were at the Value Inn located along South Clark Street in Mexico to follow up on information obtained from Boone County regarding a stolen vehicle.
While there, they encountered two persons, later identified as Philip Rotte, 19 of Mexico and Lindsey Slay, 24 of Middletown sitting in a parked vehicle. When the officers approached the vehicle to talk to them, Slay backed the vehicle out of the parking space, ignoring the officers orders to stop, and pulled away at a high rate of speed, nearly striking the officers and deputies with the car. A pursuit was initiated by deputies that ended in Auxvasse in Callaway County.
Rotte was found to have a felony warrant of arrest issued by Callaway County for Weapons Offenses. During his arrest he was found in possession of felony controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Audrain County Jail and being held on the Callaway County warrant. Formal charges in Audrain County are pending.
Slay was arrested for three counts of Felony Assault on Law Enforcement, Felony Hindering Prosecution, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Resisting and Interfering with an Arrest, and Possession of Controlled Substances. She was transported to the Audrain County Jail and held pending formal charges.
Both are innocent until proven guilty.
The Audrain County Sheriff's Office remains committed to working with area law enforcement agencies and community partners to ensure the best law enforcement services possible are provided to the communities. The public is reminded that information regarding criminal activity can be reported anytime, anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.