A warrant was issued for Matthew T. Standfield a 37 year old male from Villa Ridge, MO for Leaving the scene of an accident-Property Damage and Resisting Arrest. Additional charges will be applied for through Jefferson County. Bond was set at $30,000
On today’s date at approximately 6 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Shannon Lane in Robertsville, Mo for a suspicious vehicle parked roadside. Upon the deputy arriving he located a male and female inside sleeping as he contacted them the driver started the truck and fled side swiping the deputies patrol car. A pursuit ensued from Robertsville into Pacific where the deputy lost sight of the vehicle due to the erratic driving of the suspect near the Pacific prison in the area of the St. Louis County line. A dispatch was put out to surrounding areas and an off duty St. Louis County Officer reported the vehicle near Hwy 109 driving at a high rate of speed. A News 4 helicopter spotted the vehicle and was able to relay information on the direction the vehicle was going. The suspect vehicle was abandoned and the occupants fled on foot inside Jefferson County. Jefferson County Deputies were able to take the suspects into custody. The vehicle was a 1997 Silver Ford truck stolen from a municipality in St. Louis County. Charges will be sought against the suspect for assault on a law enforcement officer, leaving the scene of an accident, property damage and resisting arrest. Jefferson County will also be applying for charges against the suspects for the stolen vehicle.
Sheriff Pelton would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the helicopter from News channel 4 for their assistance with the apprehension.
This is an active investigation and more information will follow.