Home Invasion Leads to Police Chase, Wrong-Way Crash
(KTVI) – What started as a home invasion in Madison County ends after two police chases and a wrong way crash on Highway 67 in West Alton.
It all started about 11:30pm last night in Godfrey when investigators say the suspect, identified as 44 year old Steven Roswell from Bethalto, forced his way into the home of a woman who he had a relationship with in the past.
Officials with the Madison County Sheriff`s Department say Roswell was armed with a knife and that he choked and hit the woman.
She was able to escape to a neighbor`s home and was not seriously hurt.
Roswell then drove off in a Chevrolet pickup truck.
Madison County Sheriff`s deputies responding to the scene saw Roswell leaving and started chasing him.
The pursuit continued over the Clark Bridge where we are told the deputies called off the pursuit.
A short time later, a St. Louis County Police officer spotted the truck going north on 367 back toward Illinois.
That`s when St. Louis County Police picked up the chase north on 367 which turns into Highway 67.
When the truck got to the intersection of 67 and 94, police say Roswell crossed over into the southbound 67 lanes but was going the wrong way.
Roswell`s truck then crashed head on into a box truck driven by a 22 year old man from Godfrey.
Authorities say Roswell suffered serious injuries to his hips and legs.
But he is expected to survive.
The box truck driver was not hurt although his vehicle did roll onto its side.
A spokesperson with the Missouri Highway Patrol says they are seeking dwi and driving with a revoked license against Roswell.
Roswell was charged with Home Invasion.