Estranged Husband Runs Over Female And Threatens To Have Shoot Out With Deputies

PACIFIC, Mo. - On Sunday Franklin County Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Ronnie Lane, south of Pacific for a report of an assault.

According to Sheriff Gary Toelke, a 35-year-old female told deputies that her estranged husband had hit and then ran over her with his car in a parking lot just off Tiny Ridge Way Road.

Deputies then learned the male suspect had fled the scene and made comments that he would "shoot it out" with Deputies.

Deputies ultimately located and contained the male suspect at his residence in the 900 block of Meadow Lane in Catawissa.

The suspect called numerous friends and family members advising them that he was suicidal, armed with a high-powered rifle, and planned to shoot any Deputy that came to his home. 

Neighboring homes were immediately evacuated and the Sheriff's SWAT team responded to the scene along with an armored vehicle from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

After approximately a 5 hour stand-off and extensive negotiations, the male suspect surrendered to Deputies on scene without incident and a rifle was seized from the scene.

The investigation is currently on-going.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the Franklin County Jail.  His name is being withheld pending formal charges.

The victim was treated by Meramac EMS and ultimately transported to the hospital due to her injuries.  At this time her condition is unknown; however it is believed her injuries are non-life threatening.