2 men arrested month after crash with Perry County Sheriff’s Office vehicle

PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Two men who were wanted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office after crash with a sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle on October 5 have been arrested.

Terry S. Willis of St. Louis and Ivy A. Dickerson of Cape Girardeau face charges of one count each of assault 1st degree or attempt, tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident, and two counts each of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony.

Both Willis and Dickerson are being held at the Perry County Jail on $100,000.00 cash only bond.

The crash happened near Biehle near mile marker 126 on Oct. 5.

Two deputies were investigating a possible stolen vehicle near State Highway B and Interstate 55 near Biehle. The deputies found a vehicle matching the description traveling northbound on I-55 near the 123 mile marker. They activated their emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, but the suspect vehicle failed to yield.

The suspect vehicle left the road near the 126 mile marker, traveling northbound in the southbound lane of I-55 for a short period of time.

The driver of the patrol vehicle tried to change travel direction in the designated interstate turn-a-round. That’s when the suspect vehicle crashed head-on into the patrol vehicle and left the patrol vehicle inoperable.

The suspect vehicle continued north on I-55 before crashing off the road near the 127 mile marker and catching fire.

A witness saw two black male running through his yard toward Perry County Road 501, according to the sheriff’s office. The witness provided law enforcement with video and pictures of the two suspects.

Law enforcement searched the surrounding area, but could not find the suspects.

The two deputies involved in the head-on crash were assessed at the crash scene by EMS and then also at the Perry County Memorial Hospital. Neither deputy suffered significant injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Perryville Police Department, Perryville Fire Department and the Perry County Ambulance Services responded to the crash.

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