Class E Felony – Resisting Arrest
While a person resisting or interfering with arrest is typically a class A misdemeanor, the act can be classified as a class E felony if the person failed to appear in court under warrant or if the person resisting creates substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to a law enforcement officer or a civilian.
Felony Resisting Arrest Statute
According to the MO Rev Statute, Title XXXVIII. Chapter 575.150, a person is guilty of a class E resisting arrest felony if:
(2) Warrant issued for failure to appear on a felony case; or
(3) Warrant issued for a probation violation on a felony case.
The offense of resisting arrest, detention or stop in violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of this section is a class A misdemeanor, unless the person fleeing creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to any person, in which case it is a class E felony.
Penalty of Conviction
In Missouri, a class E felony for resisting arrest are punishable by imprisonment or fines. A person charged with a class E felony is imprisoned not less than one year and no more than 6 years. If the person charged must pay a fine, it must not exceed $50,000.