AVA, Mo. -- Two people are accused of shooting at law enforcement officers after a lengthy car chase. Deputies say Daniel Harris and Amanda Hoyt led Sheriff Glenn Adler on a chase on Friday morning from Wright County into Douglas County. It entered Douglas County near the Brushy Knob and Skyline area northeast of Ava.
Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase, who joined the chase, said Harris' car nearly hit another vehicle head-on on a narrow county road. On County Road 123, north of Missouri 76, Degase saw black smoke and found Harris' car in a field engulfed in flames.
The sheriff thinks the car was intentionally set on fire because it was not wrecked. Later, investigators determined the car was stolen in Marshfield on Thursday night.
As the two sheriffs approached the burning car, they said Harris and Hoyt started shooting at them from the nearby woods. That brought out state troopers, police from Mountain Grove, officers from the South Central Drug Task Force, and sheriff's deputies from Wright and Douglas counties.