If the allegations are true, Neil Fisher is a pathetic son of a bitch. Fisher is accused of beating up an elderly couple, stealing their SUV, and leading police on a chase through four counties before finally surrendering.
It started Thursday around 8 a.m. when Fisher allegedly beat up a woman in her 70s outside her home and bound her hands and feet with duct tape, according to the St. Joseph News-Press. Then he beat up the woman's husband and stole their 1997 Ford Explorer. Really? You had to beat up an elderly couple to steal a 14-year-old SUV?
The woman reportedly is in an intensive-care unit after suffering severe trauma to her head, neck and face. The husband was
treated and released after suffering trauma to his head and face. And Fisher is locked up after getting arrested Thursday night in Skidmore. He's charged with two counts of felony kidnapping, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and tampering with a motor vehicle. He could face even more charges. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.
Fisher, 31, led authorities on a helluva chase after stealing the Explorer. At times, speeds reached 80 mph, and a Maryville
Public Safety officer and Missouri State Highway Patrol
trooper collided in the frenzy. (They'll be sore but are otherwise fine.)
Fisher reportedly crashed the Explorer into a van
driven by another elderly couple (luckily, they weren't hurt). Fisher then is accused
of stealing a pickup truck and driving across the Highway 113 bridge, which was closed for repairs.
A detective standing in the middle of a dirt road tried to stop Fisher, but Fisher allegedly tried to run over the detective. The
detective shot out the vehicle's tires, and Fisher reportedly surrendered. He was found
standing in a ditch on the side of the road with his hands on his head, the News-Press reported.
The News-Press also reported that Fisher was arrested Wednesday
the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department on a warrant from Johnson
County, Kansas. But Kansas authorities didn't want to extradite him, so
was released Wednesday night. So this all could have been prevented.
As for Fisher, this isn't his first go-round with police. The News-Press writes:
Mr. Fisher has an extensive criminal record, dating back to 1998 when,
as a "Dark Side Kid," he burglarized a home, a school and several
businesses, and painted graffiti, with the letters DSK as a part of each
motif. He was released from prison about a year ago, then served a
one-year jail term in Andrew County for tampering with a vehicle. Andrew
County released Mr. Fisher three weeks ago.