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April 22, 2011NODAWAY COUNTY, MO |  By: Wayman

Nodaway Chase

A rural Andrew county man faces a laundry list of charges after allegedly tying up and beating an elderly Cameron couple, then stealing their truck, leading officials on a hundred mile per hour chase, and in the process hitting a minivan and totaling two police cruisers before being shot at and stopped. Authorities accuse 31 year old Neil Fisher of Cosby of starting the chase through Maryville yesterday morning at about 11:30. Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White says his deputies, Maryville Public Safety officers, the highway patrol, and neighboring law enforcers chased Fisher through the city because they thought he had stolen a vehicle after tying up and beating the elderly Cameron couple. White said the suspect went through Maryville, Graham, through a closed rural bridge, hit a van near Skidmore, then stole a pickup from that area and kept going. An officer from Maryville Public Safety eventually shot at the suspect through the windshield. The couple in that van hit in the chase escaped with minor injuries. A Public Safety office and highway patrolman in the totaled crusiers were treated and released. Fisher was flown to heartland regional in St. Joseph with a head wound, but the Sheriff says no bullet was found so it's unknown if he was shot or injured in one of the crashes. Fisher, who served time in the Andrew County Jail on auto theft and was released just 3 weeks ago, will most likely face charges stemming from the elderly beating in Cameron, one of the victims is in intensive care. He's then expected to be brought up on a string on charges related to the Nodaway county chase.