Missouri murder suspects arrested after high speed chase through Madison County

High speed chase leads to arrest of suspects wanted for murder in Missouri
Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:19:06-05

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A nationwide search for two murder suspects has ended after a high-speed chase through multiple Madison County cities. 

Aaron Lewis, 36, and Brooke Buddemeyer, 29, both of Bland, Missouri, were arrested by the Madison County Sheriff's Office on Thursday. 

On Thursday at about 10:19 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office Communication Center received a call from a concerned resident reporting a suspicious car parked on the side of State Road 53.  

The car was described as a black Nissan with a South Carolina license plate. Two people were reportedly inside the car. They were later identified as Lewis and Buddemeyer. 

While responding to the car, deputies learned that the tag attached to the Nissan had been reported stolen. As deputies arrived, Lewis started the car and drove away at a high rate of speed northbound on State Road 53. 

Deputies initiated pursuit and speeds quickly exceeded 100 miles per hour during the chase. The pursuit continued into the City of Madison where deputies were assisted by officers from the Madison Police Department. 

The chase continued as other responding deputies were able to get ahead of the suspect's car and deploy tire deflation devices, stopping the Nissan successfully and ending the chase.   

Lewis and Buddemeyer were arrested without further incident. 

During further investigation, deputies learned that both Lewis and Buddemeyer were wanted in Missouri for second degree murder of 53-year-old Jessie Robbins. 

MCSO said a nationwide attempt to find them had been previously issued by the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office in Gasconade County, Missouri. 

Lewis and Buddemeyer were taken to the Madison County Jail. Lewis will face local charges as well as the warrant for second degree murder.