Judge Sentences St. Louis Man Who Tried Taking Officer’s Weapon During Arrest Attempt | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig sentenced Darryl Maxie to 60 months in prison today. The 45-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty on August 5, 2020 to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On July 17, 2019, officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were investigating an assault in the 4000 block of Labadie. The victim identified Maxie as the shooter.

On July 30, 2019, officers were aware Maxie was wanted for the assault and learned he was in the 2200 block of Newstead. At that location, officers spotted Maxie who started running after he saw the officers.  During the pursuit, Maxie tossed a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and continued to run. After an officer tackled Maxie, a struggle ensued during which Maxie attempted to gain control of the officer’s firearm.  After several minutes, officers were finally able to take Maxie into custody. Maxie told officers he carried the semi-automatic pistol every day.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case.

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