The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged George J. Waiksnis, 40, of the 4600 block of Wizard Way, Washington, Missouri, 63090, with one count of first degree assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of armed criminal action, one count of interfering with an arrest, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
As previously reported by Patch, Waiksnis was arrested after firing shots at a St. Louis County police officer and then leading police on a chase on Eastbound Interstate 44.
An officer from the department's West County Precinct attempted to stop a Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding Tuesday afternoon on Eastbound I-44 at the Eureka city limit, St. Louis County police say.
The driver pulled over, police say.
A $100,000 cash only bond is also set for Waiksnis, St. Louis County Police stated Wednesday.
*Local Editor Sheri Gassaway contributed to this report.