Police Find Traces of Meth In Ft. Leonard Wood Shooter’s Vehicle (Video)
Cody Willcoxson, the man accused of trying to get onto a military base, firing shots at police and then carrying a weapon onto the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus was arrested Thursday afternoon.
St. Louis KMOV TV posted video of his arrest:
Police found traces of meth in the vehicle he crashed this morning.
Ozark’s First reported:
The Pulaski County Prosecutor has filed charges against Cody Willcoxson. He faces one count of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, one count of Resisting a Lawful Stop, and Armed Criminal Action.
The charges stem from a high speed chase and shooting that happened Thursday. According to court documents the chase reached speeds of 120 miles per hour. Prosecutors say Willcoxson fired shots at the pursuing officers, two of which hit a police vehicle…
…St. Robert Chief Curtis Curenton says the suspect fired 15 to 25 rounds at police from an AK-47. Chief Curenton says his vehicle was hit twice. No one was hurt.
The vehicle stopped near McNutt Hall at Missouri Science & Technology near University Drive/Hwy 63.
Police say the suspect was then seen carrying a gun on campus. According to a spokesperson for the university, an alert was sent out around 8:45 a.m. warning that the suspect was spotted entering McNutt Hall.
At 9:10 a.m., university officials reported that the suspect had left the campus. No shots were fired on campus and no injuries were reported. Authorities recovered a gun near McNutt Hall.
Rolla Police say Willcoxon then broke into a home in the 1000 block of Crinoidal Ct. He demanded the keys to a car and stole it.
A city spokesperson says investigators found traces of meth in the man’s original car. And some of the most intense parts of the pursuit happened in populated and traveled areas.
Rolla Police Chief Mark Kearse say, “We had schools shut down and citizens and could this thing end up in a shooting, innocent citizens, law enforcement. I mean this is so much, so this is just a great relief for us in law enforcement and the public at large. We’re very thankful.”
Authorities apprehend a male suspect gunman south of Rolla, Mo. on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Police say they captured the man who tried breaking into an Army base and fired on police during a high-speed chase before entering and leaving a university building. (KC Star)