Man pleads guilty to shooting at officers, other drivers in high-speed chase

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 18 2017 Dec 18, 2017 Monday, December 18, 2017 8:16:00 PM CST December 18, 2017 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

JEFFERSON CITY - A Fulton man pleaded guilty Monday to three counts stemming from an April chase in which he shot a patrol car and fired at numerous semi-trailer trucks.

Russell Dean Moore, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of destruction of a motor vehicle and use of a firearm in the destruction of a vehicle.

The chase started just before 3 a.m. in the parking lot of the Midway Travel Center in Columbia when a Boone County Sheriff's Department sergeant spotted a Jeep that had been reported stolen. As he walked toward the vehicle, a woman quickly moved from the passenger seat to the driver's seat and took off, stopping only long enough to pick up Moore.

With the sergeant in pursuit, the Jeep  turned onto Highway 40 and crossed I-70. At that point Moore fired several shots at the sergeant.  The Jeep then stopped at an intersection and Moore got out and fired more rounds before getting back in. The shooting continued and the sergeant's car was hit by a bullet and disabled.

Other officers took over the chase, which eventually led to the interstate. Moore fired at four semi-trailer trucks. He later told police he was hoping to cause a serious accident to help him get away.

The Jeep ran out of gas on County Road 172 in Callaway County and Moore was arrested, along with Victoria Buol, a 24-year-old woman from Boonville, who is facing similar charges.

Two trucks were hit during the chase. One of the drivers discovered a bullet lodged behind the driver's seat. Another heard a pop and his truck engine began smoking and overheated. There was a hole in his tractor grill and the radiator, air cooler and condenser were damaged.

Under Tuesday's plea deal, Moore agreed to recommend to the court a sentence of 40 years in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing date has not yet been set.

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