Suspect Wanted After Tuesday Incident

Authorities are searching for a suspect involved in an alleged burglary in Ste. Genevieve County.

According to a press release by the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office, 47 year old Bobby Lee Stevens Jr., is wanted in connection with the alleged burglary in the 8500 block of Highway 32, Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival on Tuesday, deputies were told the alleged suspect, later identified as Stevens, had left the residence and headed south across Highway 32 and down a long driveway.

The press release states that the sheriff’s office deployed their K-9 unit and started to track Stevens. The track led into a wooded area and as the deputies were following the K-9, shots rang out towards their direction. Deputies tracking Stevens decided to stop the track and took cover. Multiple resources were then brought in to assist in the manhunt.

Stevens has been charged with two counts of assault 1st degree on a law enforcement officer, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of burglary 2nd degree. All five charges are felonies. His bond is set at $100,000.00 cash only.

He also has an additional felony warrant out of a neighboring county.

Stevens is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, authorities urge you to not try to contact him. Call Central Dispatch at 573-883-5215 and report his location.