CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A hearing is scheduled for an Excelsior Springs defendant who allegedly fired shots at pursuing officers.

Anthony Ray Image-Anthony-Ray-StevensonStevenson, 44, will appear at 1:30 this afternoon to have a preliminary hearing scheduled in his case. Stevenson is charged with felony counts of assault on law enforcement, armed criminal action, tampering with a vehicle in the first degree and resisting arrest by fleeing. Stevenson reportedly fired shots at deputies in during a pursuit into Ray County.

Stevenson later exchanged shots with authorities before being taken into custody in Ray County.