Cherokee Co. Kan. shooting suspect arrested after police pursuit in Springfield, Mo.
Shawn Houston, 38, was booked into the Greene County jail early Wednesday morning
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. — Man wanted in Cherokee County, Kan., on Attempted Murder charges is in the Greene County jail at Springfield, Mo.
A sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over the driver of an SUV for suspicion of drunk driving on Chestnut Expressway near I-44 Tuesday night. The driver took off, deputies used spike strips, and the driver finally stopped in the neighborhood east of Willard South Elementary off of Division Street.
GCSO says during the chase, the driver switched places with the passenger. The woman who deputies found behind the wheel is also in custody.
Deputies found Shawn Houston, 38, in the SUV. He was booked into the jail shortly after 3 a.m.
Houston is being held on the following charges in Missouri:
- RESISTING ARREST/DETENTION/STOP BY FLEEING – CREATING A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY/DEATH TO ANY PERSON
- OPERATED A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT MANNER- INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT
- FUGITIVE FROM OUT OF STATE
THE SHOOTING WEST OF BAXTER
It was shortly after midnight, early Monday morning when Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to reports of a person shot west of Baxter Springs, Kan.
The 41-year-old victim suffering GSW was rushed to a Joplin hospital and is expected to survive.
An alert was sent out notifying all agencies and media regarding the suspect, Shawn Houston, who had fled the scene.
KYTV contributed to this report.
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