UPDATE: Man Charged in Weekend Shootout
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Highway patrol told KOMU Monday morning that charges have been filed against the suspect who led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a shootout near the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.
Marvin Rice, a suspect in a double homicide in Dent County, was charged with assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action as a result of the shootout.
University Hospital in Columbia said Rice's condition was fair Monday. Guidelines on its website indicate this means his vital signs are within normal limits and he is conscious.
Also on Monday, Dent County Prosecutor Sid Pearson met with investigators from the Missouri Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control. After the meeting, Rice was charged with two counts of homicide, armed criminal action, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of burglary in connection with the double homicide.
Sgt. Paul Reinsch of Troop F of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the two victims were Annette Durham and Steven Strotkamp, both of Salem. Durham was Rice's ex-wife and had been involved in a custody dispute over their 2 year old daughter.
The probable cause statement released by the Highway Patrol said Rice admitted to shooting both Durham and Strotkamp and firing on officers at the Capitol Plaza Hotel after being read his Miranda rights.