JENNINGS, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- A suspect is charged after allegedly trying to abduct a girl, then leading police on a chase through the St. Louis area.
Prosecutors have charged Angelo Walker, 39, or Bel-Ridge with five felony warrants of Attempt Kidnapping, Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Law Enforcement 1st and 2nd Degree, and Armed Criminal Action for deliberately ramming a police vehicle.
Police say the incident began around 6 a.m. on Tuesday after a Walker allegedly pulled up in a black SUV and allegedly tried to force a 16-year-old girl into his vehicle while she was walking to school near Mullanphy and Florissant Park in Florissant.
The victim tells St. Louis County police that the suspect tried to get her into his vehicle several times and she refused.
Florissant police officer Tim Green, who was on patrol, saw what was happening and pulled up to ask the girl if she was alright. The girl told Officer Green that she was not.
According to St. Louis County police, Office Green approached Walker, and after briefly speaking with the officer, Walker allegedly fled the scene.
A chase began and continued through north St. Louis County even after police used stop sticks at Highway 367 near I-270 to deflate the tires of the SUV. Police say Walker continued to drive on the rims.
Walker eventually pulled over in Jennings. When a police car pulled up behind the SUV, Walker allegedly put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the front of the police car.
Police say Walker sped away, leading police officers on a chase.
Finally, the SUV hit a curb and crashed at the intersection of Lucas & Hunt and Hord and about three dozen police cars surrounded the SUV.
Police say Walker fought with several police officers as they tried to handcuff him.
Two officers used tasers to try to get Walker under control.
The Walker was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries he suffered when his vehicle crashed.