Nixa, Mo - Charges have now been filed by the Christian County Prosecutor against the driver and passenger leading a pursuit through three counties and firing shots at law enforcement vehicles after midnight on Monday.
At 12:19 a.m., a Nixa Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a red Suzuki hatchback for suspected DWI near the intersection of 160 and South Street in Nixa. The suspect vehicle did not pull over and the Nixa Officer initiated a pursuit according to department policy. The approximately 23 minute long pursuit went south to Highlandville in Stone County before returning north into Christian County and ended in front of the Village Inn at the corner of Campbell and Republic in Springfield.
During the pursuit, shots were fired from the suspect vehicle towards law enforcement vehicles which were in pursuit. Law enforcement did not fire any shots at any time during the incident.
The Highway Patrol and Christian County Sheriffs Deputies deployed spike strips at two different spots along AA Highway in Christian County. The suspect vehicle lost a tire but continued the pursuit, dragging spike strips along as it traveled back north on Campbell. The spike strip then dislodged and hit a Nixa Police vehicle which was in pursuit and the officer was able to safely drop out of the pursuit as other law enforcement continued the pursuit.
The pursuit ended in front of the Village Inn on Republic road when a Christian County Sheriffs Deputy performed a pit maneuver on the suspect vehicle, causing it to come to a stop in a grass area between Republic road and the Village Inn parking lot.
Law enforcement officers were then able to take a female driver and male passenger into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported.
Brittany Scrivener is being held on a $500,000 cash/surety bond. She is charged with: unlawful use of a weapon-discharge firearm from vehicle; three counts of second degree assault-special victim; three counts of armed criminal action; possession of controlled substance; resisting a lawful detention; and DWI.
Jacob Campbell is being held on a $150,000 cash/surety bond. He is charged with possession of controlled substance and resisting a lawful detention.
Both are being held in the Christian County Jail.