Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00666-01

Class A felony assault on a law enforcement officer-first degree
Class D felony resisting arrest by fleeing
Class B misdemeanor DWI-combined alcohol/drug intoxication

April 3, 2017-Guilty plea on both counts.
Count I: Bishop sentenced to seven years in Missouri Dept of Corrections with the execution of sentence suspended. Bishop was placed on supervised probation for five years
Count II- Bishop sentenced to four years in Missouri Dept of Corrections with the execution of sentence suspended. Bishop was placed on supervised probation for five years.|
The sentences on Counts I and II to be served consecutive with each other.
Count III-$500 fine.
Restitution due in the amount of $1361.96.

Bishop, Harvey L
Age: 59  
Incident Date: 2016-10-17  
Arrest Date: 2016-10-18  
Additional Information

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Oct. 17 when deputies were advised of a wrong way driver travelling southbound on Highway 13 in the northbound lane. Deputies responded and observed a red Ford Explorer driving south in the northbound lane. Emergency lights and sirens were activated and the vehicle sped up to 80 miles per hour.

            One deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by blocking one lane of the highway with his patrol car. Bishop did not slow down and accelerated nearly striking another deputy’s patrol car. A rolling roadblock was conducted and Bishop began to slow down. While doing so, Bishop’s vehicle struck the back of a patrol car causing minor damage to it. After the vehicle stopped contact was made with Bishop, who could not stand up or walk without falling. He admitted to drinking multiple alcoholic drinks and taking Ambien pills earlier the same day.

 
News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 17-24, 2016
 
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
417-646-5832