Five people are facing misdemeanor charges after violence erupted during a protest in Ferguson.
St. Louis County Police say about 200 people were protesting late Wednesday and early Thursday outside of Ferguson police headquarters. Police spokesman Brian Schellman says protesters knocked over barricades, blocked traffic and threw rocks and bottles at police. Five officers were struck, but none were injured.
Those arrested are charged with peace disturbance or failure to disperse.
It was the latest of several protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. A grand jury is still deciding whether the officer, Darren Wilson, will face charges.
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A man wanted by Versailles police for five years had one last joy ride yesterday. Officers chased 46-year-old Timothy Farr on a motorcycle at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour from the Ivy Bend area of the Lake to Cole Camp. When he reached Cole Camp…Farr tried to take his motorcycle off road near the Dollar General store and crashed. He suffered minor injuries and is in jail on three warrants that are up to five years old. More charges stemming from the chase will be filed.
Columbia police started a chase for a wanted man yesterday afternoon that finally ended in northwest Missouri. Officers tried to pick up 32- year-old Donald Buckner near the Boone County courthouse. Buckner took off to the Kansas City area. Police there say Buckner robbed two people in the parking lot of a convenience store, then led deputies from three counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol on a chase that reached more than 100 miles per hour and in finally ended in Atchison County in far northwest Missouri. He’s jailed in Jackson County on numerous charges.
Mayor Eric Struemph will NOT run for a second term as Jefferson City’s leader.
Streumph says his father is battling Alzheimers disease and he’s had some health problems himself. Streumph, who was elected in 20-11, says he’ll spending more time with family and on his business. He isn’t ruling out a run for another elective office down the road.
A Jefferson City man is in big trouble with the law. Capital City police say 23-year-old Danial Lowe began shooting at a car load of people yesterday afternoon. Lowe was apparently upset about a cell phone sale. He then took off in his car. Police caught up with in the 600 block of East McCarty. When officers searched Lowe’s house, they found several guns, crack cocaine, marijuana, scales and packing material.
The Department of Natural Resources is in the process of cleaning up a large manure fertilizer spill in Callaway County. DNR officials say the spill happened sometime over the weekend near Route j and County road 230. There’s a major hog operation in the area. DNR says about 10,000 gallons of the liquid fertilizer went into a creek that flows through the area.
Mark Richardson has a former co-worker running against him for the Cole County Prosecutor job. Anji Gandhi says she’ll focus on victims rights if she’s elected and adds she’s heard some horror stories .. Gandhi worked in both the Cole and Boone County prosecutor’s offices as an assistant. She’s running as an independent.
She’s the great – great grandaughter of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi.