Trial Date Set in March 2012 Pursuit
(BOWLING GREEN)-- A trial date is set for a Hannibal man who was shot by deputies after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase across two counties before pulling a gun on them.
44-year-old Ted Rupp is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and unlawful use of a weapon. His jury trial has been set for January 16 in Pike County, where it was moved on a change of venue.
Rupp is accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase from Perry to Hannibal on March 11 of last year. Investigators said Rupp fled after a Ralls County motel owner called in a report of a suspicious person.
After wrecking a car near Fiddlestick’s restaurant west of Hannibal, Rupp was shot when he allegedly pulled a gun on deputies who were trying to arrest him.
Rupp was taken into custody almost a month later after treatment at a St. Louis hospital. He remains at the Marion County Jail in Palmyra.