Home invasion suspect arrested after high-speed chase through St. Charles County

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX
ST. CHARLES CO. (KMOX/AP) updated Tuesday p.m. — The man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in St. Charles County last night has been charged. 

Elijah Moore was one of several suspects in a standoff in New Melle following a home invasion and assault on an officer in Wright City earlier in the day. Wentzville Police say he stole a truck just before 7 p.m. and led officers on a pursuit for nearly a half hour. Moore allegedly fired at officers several times, none were injured. Moore suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in Lake St. Louis. 

Warren County Sheriff Keith Harrison said an 81-year-old man who was tied up during the home invasion was able to call police early Monday after freeing himself. Harrison said the suspects got away after shooting at Wright City police and disabling a patrol vehicle.

Moore is in the St. Charles County jail on a $100,000 bond on charges of first degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and more. A woman also is charged in the home invasion.

Earlier KMOX reporting:

Suspects, wanted in connection with a home invasion in Warren County, have eluded police after an extensive search that temporarily closed a highway.

St. Charles County Police said the area around Highway D from Holt Road, to the 800 block of West Highway D, has been reopened and the suspects were not found.

No other details are being released.

Highway D (between Holt Rd. to the 800 blk of West Highway D) is closed due to police activity. Please avoid the area. More information will be shared once available. pic.twitter.com/krO9MKRUte

— SCCMOPD (@SCCMOPD) July 29, 2019

Earlier this afternoon, a KMOX listener said there was a large police presence at a home near Highway D and Brinkley Lane, just west of New Melle.

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