Holts Summit Police arrest armed man

Sunday, police identified the suspect as Robert Stapleton.

He is now facing multiple felony charged including tresspassing, driving without a license, resisting arrest, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Update: April 29th; 7:00pm

Saturday, at 6:40pm an off duty Holts Summit Police Officer was driving home in his personal vehicle following his shift at the police department.

As the officer was driving north on Summit Drive a vehicle traveling west on Simon Boulevard failed to stop at the red light at the intersection of Summit Drive and Simon Boulevard, nearly striking the officerâ??s vehicle.

The officer then witnessed the vehicle accelerate northbound on Summit Drive at a high rate a speed, at which time the officer advised other officers.

The off duty officer then observed the vehicle pull into a mobile home park in the 300 block of North Summit Drive.

Moments later the off duty officer and another patrol officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle.

Because the driver was providing false names to the officers, they advised the driver he was going to be detained until they could determine his identity.

As officers were attempting to handcuff the driver he pushed away from officers.

While pursuing the driver on foot, officers observed the driver attempt to pull a handgun from the waist of his pants.

Officers lost sight of the driver when he fled into nearby woods.

While searching for the driver, a 911 call came into the Emergency Operation Center in Fulton and the caller stated a male subject had broken into their residence.

The caller advised the 911 operator that they were holding the suspect at gun point inside the residence.

Upon the arrival of officers at the residence, officers confirmed the identity of the subject as the driver of the vehicle who had fled on foot.

The driver is currently being held in the Callaway County Jail pending formal charges.