Jacob Allen Monteer allegedly held up US Bank in Versailles while barefoot, then attempted to evade police in a pickup reported stolen a week prior, firing at police before crashing the vehicle and being apprehended following a brief foot chase and struggle in which another shot was fired.

The Kansas City area man arrested after an attempted bank robbery and high speed chase through Morgan County is facing sixteen charges, including felony possession of methamphetamine.

Jacob Allen Monteer allegedly held up US Bank in Versailles while barefoot, then attempted to evade police in a pickup reported stolen a week prior, firing at police before crashing the vehicle and being apprehended following a brief foot chase and struggle in which another shot was fired.

At 25 years of age, Monteer appears to have a relatively short but troubled history with law enforcement. Charged with felony resisting arrest on June 16, 2017 in Cass County, Mo., he was released from Cass County Jail on Aug. 15, 2017 on a recognizance bond. This type of bond allows a defendant to sign a promise to return to court for trial without requiring a deposit of any cash or property with the court.

In the 48-hour period leading up to the incident in Morgan County, Monteer appears to have begun making comments on his Facebook page, taunting police. On the night of Nov. 29, 2017 he appeared to leave Harrisonville in Cass County and, according to the location of social media posts, began traveling around the region, finally making his way to Camden County at some point overnight.

According to a multi-jurisdiction press release from Morgan County law enforcement officials, Monteer was involved in a police pursuit in Camden County around 10:20 a.m. Nov. 30 for an unspecified reason. Monteer’s social media posts reflect the loss of a shoe at this time.

Camden County deputies lost sight of the dark-colored Dodge pickup truck, however, and terminated the pursuit, advising Morgan County deputies to watch the area.

Around 11:13 a.m., multiple calls starting coming into the Morgan County E-911 Center reporting a robbery-in-progress at US Bank, 401 W. Newton Street, Versailles, according to the probable cause statement filed against Monteer by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Callers told dispatchers that the suspect was a white male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt, checkered shorts and was barefoot. According to the press release, the suspect also had a bandana over his face when he entered the bank and demanded money from a teller.

The suspect reportedly left the bank in a black Dodge truck traveling west on Newton Street. One of the patrons from the bank followed the truck after calling 911, advising dispatchers the truck was driving on Fairgrounds Road. Versailles police caught up with the truck at the four-way stop in Versailles and activated lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The pickup did not stop, however, and a pursuit ensued in the Versailles city limits. At some point, schools in Versailles and Stover were placed on lockdown.

The VPD was joined by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

With speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour, according to the probable cause statement, approximately 10 different law enforcement vehicles pursued the pickup west on Highway 52 towards Stover.

As the pickup approached the eastern city limits of Stover, Stover police had staged a vehicle as a roadblock.

According to the probable cause statement, the suspect fired four rounds from inside the pickup, reportedly firing through the windshield of the pickup, at Stover Police Chief Trampus Jackson who was in uniform outside his marked patrol vehicle.

Jackson was not hit, and the pursuit continued until the pickup crashed in the woods on the north side of Highway 52 at the western city limits of Stover.

The suspect then left the pickup and fled south on foot.

Morgan County Sheriff Norman Dills chased him into the woods and across a creek, according to the probable cause statement.

Sheriff Dills physically took Monteer to the ground, the court document states, and Monteer tried to fight him off. During the struggle, Monteer reportedly grabbed at Dills’ pistol, attempting to remove it from the holster, then grabbed Dills’ rifle, causing a round to be fired.

Additional officers arrived on scene and Monteer was subdued and handcuffed. According to the court document, Monteer was wearing a dark sweatshirt, green-checkered shorts and was barefoot.

A glass smoking pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine was reportedly in plain view on the center console of the truck. A loaded Springfield XD 9mm pistole was also removed from the vehicle, according to the court document. It was found to be stolen out of Miami County, Kan.

A Mossberg 715 T .22 rifle was found on the backseat floorboard with a loaded magazine later found in the front center console during the execution of a search warrant on the truck.

Based on security camera footage from the bank, a pistol was brandished at the teller’s desks. The footage also showed the suspect climbing over the teller’s counter. A teller present at the bank at the time of the robbery confirmed the display of a handgun during the incident while the suspect demanded money.

In addition to the loaded magazine, two glass smoking pipes were recovered from the pickup, one from the upper open center console and the other in the front passenger door pocket.

Both pipes field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the probable cause statement. Digital scales were also located in the back seat.

One spent 9mm shell casing was recovered from the upper open center console and three spent 9mm shell casing were found on the passenger floor board. These casing were the same type and brand removed from the pistol taken from Monteer.

There were four holes in the windshield of the pickup directly in front of the steering wheel that were found to be consistent with bullet holes.

A license plate was recovered from the front passenger compartment of the pickup which showed in records as being stolen from Lee’s Summit, Mo. from a theft report to the Lee’s Summit Police Department Nov. 22, 2017.

Monteer is being held in the Morgan County Jail with no bond.

He is facing two counts of first degree assault for attempts to cause serious physical injury to Police Chief Trampus Jackson and Sheriff Norman Dills; one count of attempted first degree robbery; three counts of armed criminal action for using a deadly weapon while committing the felonies of first degree assault and attempted robbery; four counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon for firing at the patrol vehicle in Stover; one count of felony resisting arrest; one count of felony stealing; one count of felony first degree tampering; one count of felony possession of a controlled substance; and two counts of misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.