Two St. Joseph men are facing felonies after shots were allegedly fired at authorities Sunday during a police pursuit near downtown.
Dakota Sears, 25 is charged with a class-A felony of assault and Preston Funk, 26 is charged with a class-E felony of resisting arrest. Commander Eric Protzman with the St. Joseph Police Department said the charges are in connection with a police incident that took place around 1 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to the 900 block of Corby. Both men are being held without bond.
As we previously reported, when officers responded, Capt. Jeff Wilson said three suspects ran and fled into a vehicle and left the area. Officers pursued and around the area of 13th and Ridenbaugh Wilson said at least one of the three suspects opened fire on officers shooting at least four times in one location and possibly more times in another area. No one was hit.
In the area of 13th and Faraon Streets, Wilson said the suspect vehicle hit a curb and the three St. Joseph men ran from the vehicle and were taken into police custody. Wilson said, police also recovered a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine.
A third person was arrested but as of Monday no charges have been filed.