At around 7:00 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, October 28, 2012, a group of local runners were "stalked" and struck by two individuals in a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle had been stolen just minutes before the incident. Injured in the assault were Laura Sheridan, Ron Rosati, and Paul Schell. Fortunately, their injuries were limited to cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
|Cape Girardeau PD arrive to take statements. (Photo from Run Cape Girardeau)|
Following the incident, Missouri Running Company owners Bryan and Kim Kelpe posted a set of valuable Runner Safety Tips:
|Paul Schell (Photo from Room for One More)|
|Ron Rosati (Photo by Scott McQuay)|
11/7/2012 -- Southeast Missourian -- Passenger (Marcus Jones) enters pleas.
12/12/2012 -- Southeast Missourian -- Preliminary hearing for driver (Vincent Anderson).
12/18/2012 -- Southeast Missourian -- Passenger (Marcus Jones) sentenced to 90-days.
1/8/2013 -- Southeast Missourian -- Driver (Vincent Anderson) pleads not guilty. Judge William Syler recuses himself.
4/23/2013 -- Southeast Missourian -- Driver (Vincent Anderson) changes plea to gulity. Sentencing set for May 21.
5/21/2013 -- Southeast Missourian -- Driver (Vincent Anderson) sentenced to 12 years.