Fleeing Suspects Hit K9 Unit With Barrage Of Gunfire

SIDNEY – Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said deputies were the target of an attempted murder Wednesday from a fleeing suspect.

Tabor police alerted deputies to a fleeing vehicle that was the source of shots fired near the Fremont-Mills High School.

The Fremont County K9 Unit joined the pursuit and the sheriff says the patrol vehicle was hit three times out of four or five shots from the fleeing vehicle.

The pursuit continued at speeds over 100 mph into the  Sidney city limits. Deputies de-escalated the pursuit within the population area, but found the vehicle again. Speeds reached 125 mph as they approached Hamburg and then the Missouri State Line.

The car ramped into the river just outside of Hamburg.

At this point multiple agencies had responded to deputies call for assistance. These agencies included K9 units from Mills, Montgomery, Cass, Page and Shelby counties, and units from Shenandoah, Red Oak and Glenwood police.

During the search for the suspects, deputies located 28-year-old William Stanfill  and 37-year-old Jaqueline Streich, both of Bellevue. Once located, both subjects gave up without further incident and were transported to Grape Community Hospital for injuries sustained from crashing into the river.

Once they were released from the hospital, deputies arrested both subjects and transported them to the Fremont County law enforcement center.

Both Stanfill and Streich are being held on $1 million cash only bond with charges  of attempted murder of a peace officer and weapons offenses.

Investigators suspect the suspects were being sought by Bellevue police for multiple drive-by shootings.