Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vernon County Sheriffs Office Press Release: Deputy injured, one in custody after Monday night pursuit

Chaz Stone
One person is in custody after a vehicle pursuit that left one driver, and a deputy with minor injuries as well as damage to a Sheriff’s Office vehicle late Monday night.
According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Chaz L Stone, 22 of Milo was taken into custody shortly after the pursuit ended in the area of 2600 and Quantrill Rd where the driver then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the driver avoided custody by running into a wooded area where deputies lost sight of him. Deputies then began following up on leads as to the name and location of the driver and made contact with area residents. A short time later the driver was taken into custody when he turned himself in. No serious injuries were reported and the deputy has returned to full-duty.
Warrants were issued on Tuesday for Stones arrest charging him with felony charges of: Resisting Arrest/Stop By Fleeing, Property Damage 1st Degree, and Leaving the Scene of A Motor Vehicle Accident as well as several misdemeanor warrants including: Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Careless and Imprudent Driving, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit, Failure to Register Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded to the incident.

Stone is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $6,500 cash only bond.