Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00460-01

Count #1-Class D felony resisting arrest by fleeing
Count#2-Misdemeanor fail to yield to an emergency vehicle (Dismissed)
Count#3-Class B misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit (Exceeded By 26 mph or more)
Count#4- Class B misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner 
Count#5-Unclassified misdemeanor Operate motorcycle when driver's license not validated for such operation 

Jan. 3, 2017- Guilty plea to all counts. Count one-imposition of sentencing was suspended and Woods was placed on five years supervised probation and he was ordered to serve 30 days shock time in county jail. Fines totaling $1,058.50 were issued on the other counts. 

Woods, Eric S
Age: 27  
City: Springfield  
Incident Date: 2016-07-16  
Arrest Date: 2016-07-16  
Additional Information

The charges stem from an incident on July 16, when St. Clair County deputies assisted Osceola Police Department with stopping two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to yield.

The motorcycles were originally traveling northbound on Highway 13. When they reached Lowry City they turned around and started traveling southbound on Highway 13. Several deputies joined in the attempt to stop the vehicles. While passing Highway 82 speeds reached approximately 135 miles per hour.

Deputies continued south on Highway 13 toward Polk County attempting to stop the motorcycles. Two deputies from Polk County attempted a rolling road block and one of the motorcycles went between them and continued south on Highway 13. As they approached Highway 32, Bolivar, one motorcycle operated by Woods pulled over and stopped.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release  July 11-18, 2016
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office