CHRISTOPHER A. HUNT

A man who led officers on a wild September chase in Texas County was charged last week with the gunpoint theft of a car at a Springfield gas station.

Christopher A. Hunt, 32, was charged with first-degree robbery in Greene County in connection with the September car theft.

According to a probable cause statement from the robbery, a man drove the Chrysler 300 to the Fast N Friendly gas station on North Kansas Expressway in Springfield just before midnight on Sept. 9 when he approached by a man with a gun.

The man with the weapon — later identified as Hunt — pointed the weapon at the victim, then got into the Chrysler 300 and drove away, according to the statement.

The car was later abandoned at a Texas County residence near Cabool after a chase and another vehicle was stolen.

The county chase ended when Hunt sprayed two state patrol officers with Mace as he was apprehended near Cabool Second Baptist Church.

Hunt is being held in the Missouri Department of Corrections on previous offenses.

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