Missouri State Trooper suffers minor injuries in attempt to arrest subject after police pursuit

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

On Thursday, July 14, 2011, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a Pontiac Grand Prix near the intersection of Sherman and Missouri 94 in St. Charles, Missouri.  As the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver stated he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.  The trooper reached into the vehicle in an attempt to arrest the driver.  The driver then drove from the scene, dragging the trooper several feet before the trooper fell to the pavement. 

The trooper got back into his patrol car and attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled east on Interstate 70.  The pursuit ended when the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix stopped his vehicle near the McDonnell Blvd. overpass and fled on foot across the westbound lanes of Interstate 70.  The trooper was able to overtake the subject and make the arrest as the subject was attempting to climb a fence.  The trooper suffered only minor injuries and refused to be transported for medical treatment.

The driver, Carlos D. Perry, 24, of St. Louis, Missouri, was arrested for numerous traffic violations, resisting arrest, felony drug possession, and assault on a law enforcement officer.  Perry was transported to the St. Charles County Jail.

The charges for which Perry was arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt.  Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.