(AP) – Missouri authorities are searching for a suspected parole
violator they say exchanged gunfire with a state trooper after a chase.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the trooper escaped injury during the
alleged confrontation with 35-year-old Troy Bateman of Marshall.
The patrol says that the trooper began pursuing a vehicle for alleged traffic
charges Friday night in Saline County before the suspect’s vehicle crashed at an
intersection. After trading gunfire with the trooper, the patrol says, the
suspect fled into a field.
The patrol says Bateman has an active warrant for a burglary-related parole
violation, and he’s wanted in connection with the Friday night encounter with
The patrol cautions residents that Bateman is believed to be armed with a
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