BENTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Duane Brown, of North Carolina, is in custody after a police chase.
Brown has been charged with tampering with a motor veicle, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, stealing, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful use of a weapon, assault on law enforcement, driving while license revoked and careless and imprudent driving. He currently has no bond.
According to Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury, on Feb. 8 around 8:15 a.m. deputies found a stolen Dodge pickup on State Highway 77 and Interstate 55 northbound exit ramp.
The pickup had been reported stolen earlier that day, according to the Morehouse Police Department.
When deputies attempted to stop the pickup, the driver accelerated south on State Highway 77. Deputies followed the vehicle toward Morley, the pickup then drove off the road on State Highway C and got stuck in a field.
Brown fled the vehicle with a firearm and ran into a tree line.
Deputies, with the use of the K-9 unit, tracked the suspect towards Morley.
Brown was found by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and deputies in Morley. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase.
Brown was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail pending formal charges on numerous felony charges.
Sheriff Drury would like to thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, and Cape Girardeau Fire Department for their assistance.