September 14, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Arrest for Unlawful Use of Weapon

A Greene County man has been charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon regarding an incident that occurred Friday night in Springfield.

Charles R. Webb, 61, was arrested Friday night after he fired several shots at a vehicle being driven by a suspect, who had stolen a purse from a female on the parking lot of the Price Cutter, 3620 E. Battlefield.

At 9:15 p.m. a 75-year old Springfield woman was walking to her car when a white male described as being 18-20 years old with black hair, ran past her and took her purse. Webb witnessed the theft, and saw the male get into a gray colored 1980’s model SUV. Webb got into his car and pursed the suspect.

Webb’s pursuit, which reached speeds up to 80 miles an hour, ended on a parking lot of a motel near Battlefield and Moulder. During the pursuit, Webb fired at the vehicle with a 9mm handgun on or near the lots of two motels in the area of Battlefield and Moulder.

Webb, who has a carry and conceal permit for the handgun that he used, was arrested after the incident. He was charged Saturday morning with Unlawful Use of A Weapon (Class D felony) by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. Webb posted a $2,500 bond.

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd