Woman who shot at police and others during chase sentenced
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman who shot at law enforcement officers and semi-trailer trucks during a police chase on Interstate 70 was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison without parole.
Victoria Ann Buol, 27, of Boonville, was sentenced for possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of destruction of a motor vehicle.
Buol and Russell Dean Moore Jr., 30, of Fulton fired at officers and at semi-trailer trucks during a pursuit on Interstate 70 in April 2016. Moore was sentenced in March 2019 to 30 years in federal prison without parole.
The incident began after a Columbia woman reported her Jeep, with firearms inside, had been stolen.
A Boone County Sheriff’s sergeant later saw the Jeep in a Columbia parking lot but it drove off when he approached. During the chase, several shots were fired at police cars and at four semi-trailer trucks on Interstate 70, investigators said.
Buol and Moore were arrested when the vehicle ran out of gas in Callaway County.
They told investigators they shot at the semi-trailer trucks in an effort to cause a serious accident, which would end the pursuit and help them escape, the prosecutors said.
No officers or truck drivers were injured during the pursuit.