(KMOV) – A man has been charged after a high speed chase that started in St. Louis City and went through Illinois came to a crashing halt on January 10 just before 4:30 p.m. in Webster Groves.
Shad Cory has been charged with assaulting and officer and resisting arrest.
Police say the chase began due to an assault on a St. Louis City police officer. Officials have not disclosed information on what the assault entailed.
Around 3 p.m. on January 10, police said they were doing a drug investigation in north St. Louis at Minerva and Union Blvd. According to police, a suspect inside of a vehicle appeared to have drugs.
When the officer reached inside of the window, the suspect allegedly rolled up the window on the officer’s arm. The officer was then dragged approximately 5 feet by the vehicle. The officer was eventually able to pull his arm free and he fell to the street.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect refused to stop, fleeing along various streets in St. Louis City, County and into Illinois.
The vehicle returned to Missouri where, at the intersection of Big Bend and Bompart in Webster Groves, the suspect's vehicle hit a Volvo that then flipped over. The woman driving the Volvo was not injured.
The suspect was taken into custody with assistance from the St. Louis County Canine Unit. The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to his arm that were sustained during his capture by the canine.
The 29-year-old officer was taken to an area hospital and was treated for injuries to his arm and elbow.