2 face charges for firing shots at officers during 3-county chase

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NIXA, Mo. - The Christian County prosecutor charged a couple accused in a high-speed chase through three counties that included gunfire.

The pursuit happened shortly after midnight Monday. Brittany Scrivener is charged with unlawful use of a weapon-discharge firearm from vehicle, three counts of second degree assault-special victim, three counts of armed criminal action, possession of controlled substance, resisting a lawful detention and a DWI.

Jacob Campbell is charged with possession of controlled substance and resisting a lawful detention.

A police officer attempted a traffic stop on a red Suzuki hatchback for suspected DWI near the intersection of 160 and South Street in Nixa Monday morning. Officers say the driver did not pull over and the Nixa.

The approximately 23 minute long pursuit went south to Highlandville in Stone County before returning north into Christian County and ended in front of the Village Inn at the corner of Campbell and Republic in Springfield.

During the pursuit, deputies say shots were fired from the suspect vehicle towards law enforcement vehicles which were in pursuit. Police did not fire any shots at any time during the incident.

The Highway Patrol and Christian County Sheriffs deputies deployed spike strips at two different spots along Highway AA in Christian County. The driver lost a tire, but continued the pursuit, dragging spike strips along as it traveled back north on Campbell. The spike strip then dislodged and hit a Nixa patrol car, which was in pursuit and the officer was able to safely drop out of the pursuit as other law enforcement continued the pursuit.

The pursuit ended in front of the Village Inn on Republic road when a Christian County Sheriff's Deputy performed a pit maneuver on the suspect vehicle, causing it to come to a stop in a grass area between Republic road and the Village Inn parking lot.

The Nixa Police Department would like to thank the Christian County Sheriffs Office, the Greene County Sheriffs Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Springfield Police for assisting in the pursuit.

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