Deputy injured while pursuing a burglary suspect in a stolen vehicle
A Lawrence County Deputy received minor injuries after being struck head on by a fleeing burglary suspect who was also driving a stolen car.
Deputies received dispatches to two burglary calls in the Mt. Vernon area. One call was reported as a burglary in progress when a neighbor called 911 giving dispatch a vehicle description and license plate of the possible burglar.
As deputies were responding, the vehicle was spotted and the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect failed to stop for the deputy and he began pursuing the vehicle through rural Mt. Vernon and Aurora.
During the pursuit the suspect vehicle managed to turn around head towards the deputy striking his vehicle nearly head on.
After the suspect struck the deputies car, the suspect fled the vehicle. The deputy, after receiving injuries from the crash, exited his vehicle and pursued the suspect on foot where he tackled and took the suspect in to custody.
Other deputies along with the Highway Patrol arrived on scene securing the scene which ended up in a rural residents front yard.
The vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of Webster County. A search of the vehicle also located a loaded handgun in the passenger front seat.
Both the deputy and the suspect were examined by EMS on scene and cleared.
Multiple charges are pending in this case.