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2 behind bars after Pemiscot Co. deputy nearly ran over

Amy Michelle Vanover (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office) Amy Michelle Vanover (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Marquios Gainwell (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office) Christopher Marquios Gainwell (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two people are in custody after a Pemiscot County deputy was nearly ran over by a vehicle on Wednesday.

Amy Michelle Vanover, 44, of Sikeston, is facing charges of first degree assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, delivery or possession of an item, aiding escape of prisoner, armed criminal action, aiding escape, resisting arrest, delivery/attempted delivery of controlled substance to jail, armed criminal action.

Christopher Marquios Gainwell, 26, of Poplar  Bluff, is facing charges of armed criminal action, first degree assault of a law enforcement officer, escape or attempted escape from confinement, resisting arrest, delivery/attempted delivery of controlled substance to jail, possession of controlled substance (36 grams or less of marijuana) and armed criminal action.

Vanover and Gainwell will arraigned on Monday, Nov. 16. Both of their bonds were set at $200,000 cash or surety.

Sheriff Tommy Greenwell with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department reports at around 6:05 p.m., Caruthersville officers were called out to the jail where a man was seen attempting to get contraband inside the facility.

According to Greenwell, when a deputy approached, the man ran away. The suspect, identified as Christopher Gainwell, then got into a passenger car that was parked behind the Bank Star of the Bootheel across the street from the sheriff's department.

When the deputy went up to the vehicle, the woman driving it, identified as Amy Vanover, attempted to run over the deputy while trying to drive away, according to the sheriff's department.

Greenwell said the deputy jumped out of the way and then fired a shot at the vehicle.

The suspects got away traveling north on Ward Avenue, and eventually out of town.

Greenwell reports the suspects were located using video from a Caruthersville surveillance company.

Gainwell and Vanover were arrested and are being held at the Pemiscot County Jail.

In addition to the Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Dexter Police Department and the Sikeston Police Department helped with the investigation.

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