2 suspects in court following car chase and shooting at officers

4 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Friday, April 08 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Friday, April 08, 2016 1:18:00 PM CDT April 08, 2016 in News
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — A United States attorney announced Friday two mid-Missouri residents were charged in federal court following a prolonged car chase and shootout across Columbia and Callaway County on Thursday.

Russell Moore, Jr., a 25-year-old man from Fulton and Victoria Buol, a 24-year-old woman from Boonville, were charged in separate criminal complaints filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City. They were arrested immediately after the chase.

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, said the two were charged with illegal possession of a firearm, which they used to fire upon officers during the chase.

Moore is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and Buol with possessing a stolen firearm. The two allegedly had a Smith & Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol, which was reported stolen from a Columbia home on Wednesday along with the resident's Jeep, according to court affidavits.

A Boone County sheriff's deputy spotted the Jeep at the Midway Travel Center early Thursday morning. When the deputy approached, the car drove away.

The deputy followed the Jeep across Highway 40, I-70 and Highway UU, as the suspects fired at the deputy's car. At one point, the deputy's vehicle was too damaged from the gunfire that it couldn't continue pursuit. Other officers followed the Jeep across south Columbia and into Callaway County. Officers said the suspects not only fired at them, but other drivers on the road as well.

According to the affidavits, Moore and Buol admitted firing at other drivers was an attempt to cause an accident, which could help their escape.

The Jeep ran out of gas on County Road 172 in Callaway County. Buol tossed the pistol from the Jeep, and both suspects were arrested. 

It is illegal for a convicted felon to have a firearm or ammunition. According to Dickinson, Moore has two prior felony convictions for burglary.

Moore and Buol were scheduled for a detention hearing at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

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