St. Charles Police capture suspect after vehicle pursuit, fmanhunt
St. Charles Police captured Travis A. McClure, 21, of the 1100 block of Colby Court in St. Peters, following a short vehicle pursuit and manhunt. McClure was stopped at approximately 7 p.m., Sept. 12, by a St. Charles Police Officer for a traffic violation. McClure, who had an active wanted from another agency, gave the officer a false name; that name was of a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in St. Charles in 2011.
While the officer was awaiting backup McClure sped from the stop. A short vehicle pursuit ended when McClure drove between two residences and crashed his vehicle into a creek.
McClure was captured later hiding in a culvert where the creek passes under Muegge Road near Hackman Road.
McClure is currently being held pending warrant application on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing, driving while revoked/suspended, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McClure’s girlfriend, Victoria Knight 19, of the 100 block of Vanmark Way in St. Louis was in the vehicle at the time of the initial stop and subsequent pursuit. Knight was charged in municipal court with hindering arrest for aiding McClure in his attempted false identification efforts.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.