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Man arrested after attempted bank robbery, car chase

UPDATE 12/1: Monteer has 16 charges against him related to the incident. Some of the charges include: unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and armed criminal action.

According to the probable cause statement, when deputies were attempting to take Monteer into custody, Monteer grabbed an officers pistol and attempted to remove it from the holster. Monteer then grabbed the officer’s rifle and did cause a round to be fired.

Deputies said when they searched the vehicle, they found pipes that tested positive for methamphetamine and a rifle.

Officers also said they could see Monteer climb over the teller’s counter at US Bank on the security cameras.

According to the Morgan County Jail, Monteer does not have a bond.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man was arrested on Thursday morning after multiple authorities responded to a car chase stemming from an attempted bank robbery in Versailles.

At 10:20 a.m. Camden County deputies advised Morgan County deputies they were in a pursuit with a dark colored truck.

Camden County deputies lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit ended.

An hour later, Morgan County authorities were alerted of a possible bank robbery at a U.S. Bank located in central Versailles.

A witness said that a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face had entered the bank and demanded money, deputies said. The suspect then left the bank and got into a dark colored truck,officers said.

Versailles police were able to come in contact with the truck but it refused to stop.

A chase ensued with speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Approximately ten different law enforcement vehicles were involved in the pursuit at some point.

As the truck approached a roadblock, the driver fired approximately four rounds from a gun at a Stover officer and continued around the roadblock.

The chase ended when the truck got into Stover city limits and hit a parked car then crashed into a tree.

The suspect got out of the vehicle and started to run, police said. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect and a struggle ensued.

During the incident, Versailles police and Stover police placed the Morgan County R-II and R-I schools on lockdown to avoid any danger to children.

The suspect was identified as Jacob Monteer, 25.

Police said it was discovered that his vehicle was stolen out of Kansas and the handgun was stolen.

The FBI is assisted in the ongoing investigation.

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