At around 3:00 PM, that same afternoon the Sheriff’s Office received a call stating there was a male subject on a green ATV in Lonedell, MO that had been in an accident involving a MODOT crew on Hwy 30 and was now causing a disturbance with a shotgun. Upon arrival deputies determined that the male subject was the same individual who had left the residence on Krenning Road earlier that day.
MODOT workers were working along Hwy 30 at which time the subject on the ATV sped past a controlled traffic stop location where a MODOT worker was holding a traffic control sign. The subject came close to the worker at a high rate of speed and struck highway cones that had been set up. A MODOT employee was in a vehicle with a dash camera and began following the subject. The subject stopped backing in to a ditch off the road losing control of the ATV. At that point two MODOT workers wrestled him from the ATV, removed the shotgun from his hands, and secured him with Mule Tape until the deputies arrived. Mule Tape is a very strong tape often used to pull items through plastic pipe. The shotgun was the weapon that had been stolen from Krenning Road. The suspect was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington for examination prior to being transported to the Franklin County Jail.
The suspect was a convicted felon. He was taken in to custody for investigation of numerous criminal charges. He has been charged at this point in the investigation with tampering with a motor vehicle, probation violation, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond has been set at $30,000. He is identified as Leslie Rector, a white male, age 21 listing no address.