Floyd Tried As An Adult

By: 
Anita Campbell
County Reporter
After months of incarceration, seventeen year old Andrew J. Floyd appeared in court for the alleged shooting of Warsaw’s Chief of Police Jason Wenberg on April 16 in Benton County.  Floyd was certified as an adult on April 11 and will face charges of multiple felonies.  Floyd was 16 when he was charged.  He is being held in Pettis County pending his trial.
Floyd allegedly stole a truck which was parked near Sun Lakes Rehabilitation Center on Seminary Street in downtown Warsaw.  According to Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox, still later that afternoon, the young man was allegedly involved in an altercation with authorities.  The young man fired at one of the department’s vehicles, but no one was injured.  The suspect then drove at a high rate of speed traveling south in the northbound lane, abandoning the vehicle at the off ramp of the Dam Access Road and fleeing into the woods near the Lost Valley Hatchery. 
Law enforcement officers from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp Police Departments as well as the Benton County Sheriff’s department were involved in the chase. 
A K-9 team from the Henry County Sheriff’s office tracked the suspect for several hours, losing him in an area where he “often frequented.”   
At approximately 8:15 AM,  Police Chief Wenberg confronted Floyd at the intersection of Washington and Seminary; Floyd allegedly brandished a gun and then shot Wenberg in the shoulder.  Wenberg returned fire striking the teen in the face.
The teenager was taken by Life Flight to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia in serious condition.  Wenberg was taken by ambulance to Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton.  Wenberg was released later that same day to recuperate at home.
According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the 16 year old recovered from his wounds and was released to the juvenile authority.   The youth was not enrolled in any of the three Benton County high schools, and had recently moved to Warsaw from Kansas with his guardians.
Floyd is facing four counts of Assault First Degree, Class A Felony; four counts of Armed Criminal Action, Unclassified Felony; Tampering with Motor Vehicle-1st degree, Class D Felony; two counts Resisting/Interfering with Arrest for a felony, Class E Felony; Unlawful  Use of Weapon, Subsection 9, Shoot At/From Motor Vehicle at person, motor vehicle, building, Class B Felony – No Bond.
Floyd also faces Assault 1st Degree or Attempt – Serious Physical Injury or Special Victim, Class A Felony; Armed Criminal Action, Unclassified Felony; Resisting/Interfering With Arrest For a Felony, Class E Felony – No Bond.

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