UPDATE: Wanted suspect turns himself in

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, January 25 2019 Jan 25, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019 9:55:00 AM CST January 25, 2019 in News
By: Connor Snelson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer, Natalie Rice, KOMU 8 digital Producer

MONITEAU COUNTY - The Moniteau County Sheriff's Office said a wanted man has turned himself in.

Dalton K. Fisher was wanted for several criminal charges and turned himself over to a bondsman in Callaway Countyon Thursday.

Fisher was wanted on possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, distribution of a controlled substance (meth) and assault on law enforcement.

According to a news release, shortly after midnight Monday a deputy tried to pull Fisher over on Sunny Side Road. The deputy said Fisher sped away, leading a chase down Mount Hope Road where he tried to drive through an area where water was covering the road.

The flooding stopped Fisher's vehicle, at which point he apparently got out. The deputy was still on dry ground and couldn't get any closer because of the fast-moving water.

The deputy ordered Fisher several times to show him his hands, but said Fisher turned toward him and took a "shooting stance," prompting the deputy to open fire. Fisher then ran off.

Other deputies and K-9 then arrived on scene and began the search for him. Deputies then tracked Fisher to the water's edge where it appeared he had crossed the water and fell in. The K-9 then tracked the suspect coming out of the water where deputies then discovered the Fisher's coat on the ground and soaked.

After several hours deputies then gave up the foot search due to the extreme cold and began searching buildings in the area. They did not find Fisher.

Upon searching Fisher's vehicle deputies did locate meth, drug packaging materials, digital scales and two weapons, a loaded AR-15 rifle a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

Fisher was being held on a $75,000.00 bond. 

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