Driver of Vehicle Involved in Fatal Crash of a Police Officer is Captured

Nov 1, 2016

The man wanted in connection to the death of a Chester Police officer has been arrested.

Randolph County authorities say James Michael Stoker was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in the St. Louis area.

He is wanted for aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer.

Stoker will be brought back to Randolph County to face the charges.

Meanwhile, services are planned for the police officer killed during the chase.

The Chester High School gymnasium will be the setting for  Thursday's funeral of 22-year-old James Brockmeyer of the Chester Police Department. A visitation Wednesday also will be at the high school. Brockmeyer was a 2012 graduate there.

He died Friday night after his squad car left the roadway and flipped in Randolph County.

Brockmeyer joined the police force 10 months ago. He also was a volunteer firefighter for three years.