Good Samaritan recounts truck being stolen in police chase

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – FOX 2 Monday brought you exclusive live coverage of a wild police pursuit that ended in St. Louis County.  Today we have more information on what lead up to the chase.

William Gregg Dees was the owner the white pick-up truck that was crashed into a house and car in the driveway when the pursuit ended.  Dees talked with reporter George Sells about his involvement in the chase.

Dees had pulled up in this truck, which minutes later all of St. Louis was watching on FOX 2 as one of the two suspects, 39-year-old Lejuan Carter, was driving through traffic, tearing at a high rate of speed putting lots of people in danger. They had allegedly robbed this cash advance store in O'Fallon. But when Dees pulled up onto Creve Coeur Airport Road, he saw the two men on foot running from their crashed getaway car.  The second man, 29-year-old Lonnie Weeks, was allegedly hiding in tomato bushes.

But while police were arresting Weeks in the tomatoes, everyone, including Dees, lost track of Carter who carjacked his truck.

Dees truck was crashed, and was totaled.  But Dees, who usually spending much quieter days running his drainage business, says he wouldn't change anything.