A University City man faces charges with two counts of assaulting an officer after a high-speed police chase that started in Maryland Heights Monday.
Patch reported earlier that a man led several led several police agencies on a chase from Maryland Heights into University City late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
Maryland Heights Police reported an officer had pulled over Jorge Wallace, 25, on a traffic stop at Barrington and Summer House Drive at 11:48 p.m. Monday for straddling the dividing lines.
The officer said Wallace drove off, turned his car around and drove at the officer’s squad car at a high rate of speed. The officer had to quickly move his vehicle to avoid being hit, according to court documents.
A high-speed pursuit ensued and ended in University City, where Wallace crashing his car and began running away.
The Maryland Heights officer said he was chasing him when Wallace grabbed a weapon from his waistband and turned toward the officer. The officer then fired a shot at Wallace, according to the report.
No one was injured and Wallace was arrested.
Wallace, of the 600 block of Geoffry Lane in University City, was charged by the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, one charge for driving at the officer’s car and a second for drawing a weapon and turning toward the officer.
Wallace is being held in St. Louis County jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond.
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