Lake St. Louis Man Pursued by Police Takes Own Life
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Lake St. Louis man sexually assaulted a woman in Columbia and attempted two more assaults before killing himself.
A 22-year-old woman was forced into a pickup truck and sexually assaulted outside a Columbia grocery store late Tuesday. The man drove off when she managed to escape.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that about 90 minutes later, an armed man threatened a female employee at a Boonville truck stop.
The man drove west and was involved in a brief standoff early Wednesday with Lafayette County deputies on Interstate 70. A county news release says he man shot himself in the head and died at the scene.
The Tribune reports the man is identified 41-year-old Todd Rehkop, who was also suspected in another attempted assault in Columbia.
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