On November 30, 2017, at approximately 10:20am Camden County, Missouri, advised Morgan County that they had a pursuit with a dark colored Dodge truck and Sunrise Beach Police Department was advised to watch the area. Camden County lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit was terminated. At approximately 11:13am, on November 30, 2017, a 911 call was received by Morgan County 911 advising of a possible bank robbery at U.S. Bank located in central Versailles, Missouri. The reporting party from U.S.Bank stated that a male subject wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face had entered the premises and demanded money. Thereafter, the suspect left the bank and entered a dark colored Dodge truck. One of the patrons of U.S. Bank had ran across the road to call 911 from O Reilly Auto and thereafter followed the suspect vehicle until Versailles Police Department came into contact with the dark colored Dodge truck at the four-way in Versailles.
The officers had their emergency lights and sirens activated and the dark colored Dodge truck refused to stop. A pursuit in the city limits of Versailles, Missouri, proceeded westbound on Missouri Hwy 52 toward Stover, Missouri. During this pursuit the speed of the Dodge truck exceeded 100 MPH.
At this point Versailles Police Department was being assisted by the Morgan County Sheriff s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Approximately ten different law enforcement vehicles were involved at this point of the pursuit. As the suspect Dodge truck approached the east city limits of Stover, Missouri,
and the Stover Police had staged had their vehicle as a roadblock. As the suspect Dodge truck approached the roadblock the driver fired approximately four rounds from a handgun at the Stover officer and then continued around the roadblock through Stover, Missouri.
The pursuit then continued and the suspect Dodge truck eventually exited the roadway at the west city limits of Stover, Missouri, striking a parked vehicle and then crashing into a tree behind a business in Stover. Law enforcement officers were then able to close in on a male suspect who exited his vehicle and began to flee on foot. Sheriff’s officer made first contact with the suspect at which time a struggle began and the suspect and Sheriff Officer went to the ground. The suspect was then restrained by multiple other law enforcement officers and placed under arrest. It should be noted that during the pursuit Versailles Police and Stover Police placed the Morgan County R-II and R-I schools on lockdown to avoid any danger to children had the suspect fled in that direction. The suspect, later identified as twenty-five year old Jacob Allen Monteer from Overland Park, Kansas, was transported to the Morgan County Sheriff s Department. It was discovered that the vehicle he was operating was stolen out of Kansas and he also had a stolen handgun in his possession. Multiple criminal charges are being drafted to refer to the Morgan Count Prosecuting Attorney. The FBI is assisting in the ongoing investigation.