Suspect charged after leading police on high-speed chase

Suspect charged after leading police on high-speed chase

Suspect charged after leading police on high-speed chase

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 6:23 AM

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- Police have charged a man who was captured Thursday night after leading officers on a high-speed chase through parts of the St. Louis area.

Robert Liszewski, 42, was charged with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and felony resisting arrest. He is currently being held at the St. Charles Correctional Facility on a $100,000 bond.

Police say officers were attempting to arrest Liszewski on multiple warrants when he fled from the Extended Stay in the 5500 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Peters, Mo.

The suspect fled into Illinois after reportedly trying to run down a police officer with his vehicle. An officer fired shots at the man’s SUV, breaking out windows in the vehicle, but the suspect managed to escape.

Liszewski led officers down I-70 and into Illinois, before crossing back over the Chain of Rocks Bridge into Missouri. Officers pursued the suspect for more than 30 miles through rush hour traffic, with speeds approaching 100 miles per hour.

The suspect later ditched the SUV and fled on foot into a subdivision in Glasgow Village.

The suspect was caught around 7 p.m. near where the vehicle was abandoned, according to police.

Liszewski was transported to a local hospital after suffering dog bites to the arm and backside from the police K-9 unit.

Police said Liszewski also has active warrants on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a chemical with intent to create a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance.

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