From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               5/8/2017

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. Jennifer Grote


On Saturday 05/06/2017 at 5:53 PM, Hannibal Police Officers with the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES), observed a suspicious subject in the 300 block of South Griffith. The subject, Michael Rucker (30) of Mississippi, left the residence in a vehicle which he had stolen from Biloxi Mississippi. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop when Rucker fled at a high rate of speed going the wrong way on Willow Street. Officers went back to the 300 block of South Griffith where they observed Rucker behind the residence. Rucker broke a window and climbed into the residence where he remained as officers surrounded the house calling for him to exit. Eventually Rucker surrendered and was taken into custody. Rucker gave a false name and it was determined Rucker was wanted for escape out of the state of Mississippi. Rucker was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while climbing through the window. Rucker was charged with: felony resisting arrest, reckless driving, operate a vehicle without a valid license, fail to register motor vehicle, open liquor, and the Mississippi warrant for escape (no bond).