Friday, December 16, 2016

Missouri State Highway Patrol Helicopter Spots Suspect, Helping End Manhunt

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — A manhunt took officers through rough terrain, but the suspect was arrested thanks in part to guidance from the air.

On the afternoon of Dec. 14, 2016, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in apprehending a male subject who fled on foot from a domestic disturbance in Kaiser.  Troopers from the Lake of the Ozarks area responded to the scene.  The Patrol’s helicopter 90MP was also requested to respond.

Upon arrival, the officers began searching an area on Blue Ridge Road.  A trooper and local citizen spotted the subject running through a wooded area.  At approximately 2 p.m., a Patrol Bell 206 helicopter arrived on scene. 

After searching the area, the pilot and the tactical flight officer located the subject in a wooded area. The helicopter crew monitored the subject throughout the 40-minute foot pursuit in difficult terrain, directing officers to his location.  The subject was taken into custody without incident.

The individual's name has not yet been released.


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