On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately10:18 PM Phelps County Deputies initiated a traffic stop, on a passenger car on County Road 5285 and Highway 72. As the Deputies approached the vehicle to contact the driver, the suspects took off and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued into Rolla, Missouri where officers attempted to deploy spike strips. The driver of the suspect vehicle, swerved toward the officer, who was deploying the spike strips, narrowly missing him.

 The pursuit continued south on Highway 63 with Law Enforcement officers from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla Police Department, Doolittle Police Department, Edgar Springs Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisting. The suspect vehicle ran off the road in the 21000 block of Highway 63 south. The two occupants exited the vehicle, attempting to flee, but were apprehended after a short foot chase.

Located inside the vehicle were two handguns, television, several keys, and a credit card. These items were taken during a burglary on this same date out of Battlefield, Missouri.

The driver, Eric A. Floyd, age 37 from Springfield, Missouri was arrested for warrants out of Greene County for stealing, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with a motor vehicle. He also had a warrant out of Polk County for Burglary.

The passenger, Rebecca I. Hall, age 36 from Springfield, Missouri was arrested for possession of stolen property.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Floyd on May 11, 2017, charging him with two counts of Assault 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Driving While Revoked. His bond was set at $500,000.00. Warrants were also issued on Hall, charging her with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Bond was set at $50,000.00.

Sheriff Rick Lisenbe said, "I am thankful that no law enforcement officers or citizens were seriously injured today because of the acts of these two individuals. I am very proud and thankful for all the law enforcement agencies that assisted with this incident.”

The charges for which Floyd and Hall were arrested are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.