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    ST. ROBERT, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers chased Cody Willcoxson from Fort Leonard Wood to Rolla after Willcoxson attempted to enter the post with an assault rifle. This video of the chase was recorded by a camera mounted on the dashboard of St. Robert police officer Trenton Herr. At 2:45, Willcoxson begins firing at the officer while being pursued on Interstate 44. At 14:25, Willcoxson exits off I-44 into the city of Rolla. At 18:47, Willcoxson arrives on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus, exits the car and enters McNutt Hall. He was captured later that afternoon south of Rolla.

  • #2
    WOW,
    I saw the news article on this........what a chase!!!
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    • #3
      Man that was a crazy chase! Good driving by the lead unit especially when he avoided that unmarked that spun out at the intersection in front of him.
      Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
        WOW,
        I saw the news article on this........what a chase!!!
        Thats an understatement, bothe subject and Officer almost loose it several times.
        It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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        • #5
          Long video, a copule of questions. Do officers have the ability through vehicle equipment or through dispatch to contact Citizen's Band radio to get 3 trucks to line up abreast on a road like that and impede traffic? Not appropriate when gun play is involved, but just a question. The white puffs of smoke towards the end, was that spikes or some other h***ard that the officer avoided?

          Other than that I will have to google some, to get more back story. I have taken firearms on base many times but with an escort, and by mistake where my intent was to do no harm and they just turned me around at the gate. I need back story to find out what intent was that he felt it was better to run and shoot at officers than to just stay at the base and take his medicine.

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          • #6
            So obviously not clean cut as his photo shows, and has no business owning a firearm.

            http://www.therolladailynews.com/bre...unman-released

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            • #7
              It's usually not a good idea to recruit the general public to participate in dangerous, potentially deadly police matters. However, you'll occasionally see a trucker taking the initiative on their own during these pursuits
              Last edited by Re-Birth; 05-20-2011, 10:11 AM.
              Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.

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              • #8
                I LOL'ed at 16:17.
                RIP Cpl Chris Singer (USMC)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Re-Birth View Post
                  It's usually not a good ideal to recruit the general public to participate in dangerous, potentially deadly police matters. However, you'll occasionally see a trucker taking the initiative on their own during these pursuits
                  What he said^

                  I had a pursuit on the Interstate a couple of weeks ago in which I overheard the truckers announcing what was going on over the CB during the chase. Sometimes they will inject themselves by blocking the lanes of traffic, sometimes they won't, either way I would never request them to do it.....to much liability in that. My guy ended up getting bottlenecked in traffic and stopped. Most of the time we spike them and end that way.

                  In this incident it is my understanding he attempted to enter the base on accident and somehow it was revealed he had an assault rifle in the car, I assume in plain view, he then entered the base was chased by the MPs or DACPs (don't know what's on FLW these days LE wise) and upon exiting the post, the chase was picked up by St. Robert PD. He was caught by a State Trooper later that afternoon walking along a back road somewhere.

                  He has an extensive criminal history involving escapes from country jails in Oklahoma, don’t know how or why he ended up at FLW that day.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by statebear View Post
                    In this incident it is my understanding he attempted to enter the base on accident and somehow it was revealed he had an assault rifle in the car, I assume in plain view, he then entered the base was chased by the MPs or DACPs (don't know what's on FLW these days LE wise) and upon exiting the post, the chase was picked up by St. Robert PD. He was caught by a State Trooper later that afternoon walking along a back road somewhere.
                    Err....

                    A. FLW has no final denal barriers....so he was able to get on post.....

                    B. He was lost. Apparently there is some construction along the highway/interstate near the gate he came in....and he didn't realize what was going on till he pulled up....and tried to BS his way on board the instillation...and the DA Guards didn't fall for it....

                    C. They have both DAP and MPs....and it was a combo of both that chased him around post....I think they let DA guys go off-post after him for a bit until the Sheriff's Dept and MSHP joined in.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by David Hineline View Post
                      Long video, a copule of questions.... The white puffs of smoke towards the end, was that spikes or some other h***ard that the officer avoided?ne.
                      That would have been his RED HOT breaks and the WHITE HOT engine being drenched in that puddle just beyond the planters in the roadway.
                      Originally posted by SSD
                      It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
                      Originally posted by Iowa #1603
                      And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bearcat357 View Post
                        Err....

                        A. FLW has no final denal barriers....so he was able to get on post.....

                        B. He was lost. Apparently there is some construction along the highway/interstate near the gate he came in....and he didn't realize what was going on till he pulled up....and tried to BS his way on board the instillation...and the DA Guards didn't fall for it....

                        C. They have both DAP and MPs....and it was a combo of both that chased him around post....I think they let DA guys go off-post after him for a bit until the Sheriff's Dept and MSHP joined in.....
                        10-4

                        On something like that, I'm surprised they wouldn't let the DOA cops stay in it till the end? Back when I was in the AF a SSgt. kicked up a pursuit on base and the individual/civilian ended up exiting one of the gates before it could be shut down. The pursuit continued off base to the individual’s residence where he barricaded himself inside. New Jersey SP TAC team ended up getting him out. Point being the SSgt. was never told to terminate. I don't remember the circumstances of why the guy was being pursued in the first place...........but I would think coming on post with an assault rifle and fleeing onto the post would warrant a continued pursuit on the Army's part, since they were the initiating agency.....

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                        • #13
                          I just FTO'ed a MP that transferred from FLW; he said that there are no DACP's on the road—it is all MP's—which confirmed my observations when i was there for the SRT course a few months ago. There is no Army regulation prohibiting off-post pursuit—the failure to pursue was likely a departmental SOP or a Watch Commander using his discretion to downgrade the pursuit once the offender left federal jurisdiction.
                          Last edited by Re-Birth; 05-20-2011, 10:03 AM.
                          Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Re-Birth View Post
                            I just FTO'ed a MP that transferred from FLW; he said that there are no DACP's on the road—it is all MP's—which confirmed my observations when i was there for the SRT course a few months ago. There is no Army regulation prohibiting off-post pursuit—the failure to pursue was likely a departmental SOP or a Watch Commander using his discretion to downgrade the pursuit once the offender left federal jurisdiction.
                            Roger. When I was at FLW, they had 83's working Game, Traffic, and Desk. All patrols were MP's ("Home of the MP's"). One thing the Army needs to change, is to give them a normal Police uniform. The MP's wearing ACU's with shirt unbloused, is a tactical nightmare as they can't secure ther duty belt with belt keepers. Looks like **** too!
                            The post above does not constitute legal advice, nor should be construed as such. These are the private opinions of a private citizen and do not represent the opinion nor official capacity of any law enforcement agency.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ops View Post
                              The MP's wearing ACU's with shirt unbloused, is a tactical nightmare as they can't secure ther duty belt with belt keepers. Looks like **** too!
                              Our MP's tuck their blouses in and for the longest time they were even allowed to wear their patrol caps until they went down to DC on a VPOTUS detail and were dimed out by an Army SFC for not wearing their berets ( apparently it is against Military District of Washington regs). He told someone and a week later every Soldier was donning the berets.
                              Last edited by Re-Birth; 05-20-2011, 12:25 PM.
                              Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.

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