The sheriff's department said Dalton K. Fisher, 21, of California, Missouri, took a "shooting stance" toward a Moniteau County deputy early Monday. Fisher turned himself in to a bondsman in Callaway County on Thursday.
A Moniteau County man, who authorities say took a “shooting stance” toward a Moniteau deputy, turned himself in on Thursday after being wanted for four days, according to the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department.
Dalton K. Fisher, 21, of California, Missouri, sped off when a deputy tried to stop him near Sunnyside Road shortly after midnight Monday. Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley said the deputy saw Fisher driving with no front license plate, and with a rear plate that didn’t match the car.
The deputy followed Fisher down Mt. Hope Road, where Fisher’s car stalled as he tried to drive through a low water crossing about two miles from where he turned off of Weinecke Branch Road, according to the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office.
Fisher jumped out of the car, but the deputy couldn’t get to him because of the fast-moving water. The deputy shouted at Fisher several times to show his hands, but Fisher turned toward the deputy and “took a shooting stance toward the deputy,” according to the release. The deputy fired at Fisher, who ran off.
It’s unclear if Fisher had a gun in his hand at the time. The deputy believed he saw something in Fisher’s hand that could have been a weapon, Wheatley said. In Fisher’s car, deputies found methamphetamine, drug packaging materials, digital scales, a loaded AR-15-style gun and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, according to the release. Wheatley said they did not find another weapon, so if Fisher had another gun, he took it with him when he ran.
More deputies and a canine search unit arrived to help search for Fisher. The dog found where Fisher appeared to come out of the water, and his coat was found lying on the ground, drenched with water. They searched for several hours before giving up due to the extreme cold, according to the news release. Deputies did not find any evidence that Fisher was actually shot, Lt. Skyler Viebrock said.
Fisher turned himself in to a bondsman in Callaway County on Wednesday, who then turned Fisher over to the sheriff's department. He was booked in the Callaway County Jail, then transferred to Moniteau County, according to a news release from the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department.
Fisher is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful use of weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine. He is being held on $75,000 bail, and the probation and parole office has filed a no-bond warrant, according to the sheriff's department.
Monday’s chase was not the first time Fisher has escaped police, according to court records. California Police Department Officer Keith Strutton arrested Fisher in March 2016 on a warrant for failure to appear in court.
Strutton took Fisher to the Moniteau County Jail, where he asked Fisher to step out of the car and reached inside his patrol car to lock the door. While he was inside, Fisher took off running, with his hands cuffed behind his back, Strutton wrote in a probable cause statement. Strutton chased Fisher but lost sight of him, he wrote in the statement.