Suspects charged in St. Charles shooting and police pursuit

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - The St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney is charging two men with a half-dozen crimes following a shooting incident and high speed police chase late Monday night.

Lucas Samuel Vogt, 19, and Jeremiah James, 20 are charged with Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Armed Criminal Action, Possession of Certain Weapons Prohibited (Sawed- Off Shotgun), Felony Resisting Arrest, Receiving Stolen Property, and Property Damage.

The trouble began after a fight between some high school girls in a local park, which later led to shots being fired at one of their homes in the 2000 block of North Fourth Street.

'Between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. I heard a gunshot and I sat up and came out and I didn`t hear anything after that,' said St. Charles resident Penny Corkery.

Police say suspects in a Ford Explorer fired a blast from a sawed-off shotgun toward the house.  According to a police press release, the gunfire damaged both the house and a car parked in front, but an adult male at the home tells FOX 2 News only the car was damaged.

'It`s pretty wild,' said resident Chelsea Pfister. 'It is definitely scary.'

While police were at the house investigating the shooting, the suspect car rolled by again. Police tried to stop it, but the SUV sped off, leading to a five minute long chase at times reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour from the north side of St. Charles to the south side.

Police were able to use stop sticks to end the chase on South Fifth Street near Willow Oak.

Vogt and James were taken into custody; two others fled on foot.

In the SUV, police found a loaded revolver and a stolen sawed-off shotgun.