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Suspect who shot at DPS officer arrested

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man who shot at a officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is in custody after weeks of eluding capture.

According to DPS Director Drew Juden, Gregory Earl Stevenson, 30, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. Monday at a relative's house at 1124 S. Ellis St. in Cape Girardeau.

Sgt. Rick Schmidt of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said police received information that Stevenson could be found at that address.

Stevenson is wanted for numerous warrants including the Oct. 26 first degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon by shooting at a Sikeston DPS officer.

During the evening of Oct. 26 in the 1000 Ruth Street in Sikeston, a gun was fired at the officer's car and struck the windshield and the front passenger-side quarter panel. The officer was not injured.

DPS detective Mike Williams said he was glad to have Stevenson in custody. "The Scott County Sheriff's office and Cape Girardeau police worked very hard with us in this case to get him off the street," Williams said.

Cape Girardeau police held Stevenson in custody until he was transferred to the Scott County Jail. Stevenson is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond on the assault charge and a $10,000 bond for the other charges, Schmidt said.