Deputies arrest man who tried to stop bus routes in Stoutland, Mo.

Courtesy: Camden County Sheriff's Office
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STOUTLAND, Mo. -- Camden County, Mo. deputies arrested a man with a firearm after he tried to stop school bus drivers from beginning their routes in Stoutland.

Deputies responded to the school in the early hours Thursday. The deputies located the convicted felon and seized his gun. The bus drivers then began his route.

Christopher Plotner, 34, was identified as the suspect and charged with unlawful use of a firearm. He is being held on bond of $150,000.

The incident didn't end there. Deputies say Plotner tried to get out of the officer's vehicle, then tried escape the booking area of the jail.

The Stoutland R-II School District released the following statement:

"We want to thank the Camden County Sheriff's Department for their swift action this morning. We are certainly fortunate that the deputies were able to take the adult male into custody without incident."

The bus barn is considered school property, but the incident happened away from the school, per the district.

The district says bus drivers were able to proceed without any delays and the suspect was at no time at the schools or near students.