Stolen vehicle wrecks trying to elude deputy

Posted November 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

A stolen vehicle was recovered early Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, by Vernon County Sheriff’s deputies after the vehicle wrecked into a ditch.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said Deputy Greg Prough was doing a patrol check in the City of Bronaugh when he noticed a vehicle turn off of Sixth Street and head east out of town. The vehicle (a yellow Dodge pickup) then went to the intersection of 1125 RD and turned its right blinker on but then suddenly turned left and drove away at a fast speed.

The Sheriff said Deputy Prough drove about a half of a mile down the road trying to catch up to the truck and when he came over a hill, he saw the truck go off the road and into the ditch. The driver (whose name has not been released pending the filing of formal charges) started to walk away from the truck and continued to walk away after being told to stop by the deputy. Deputy Prough caught up to the man and detained him.

After checking the V.I.N number on the truck, Deputy Prough was advised by dispatch that the vehicle was stolen out of Overland Park, KS. The truck was impounded by the Sheriff’s Office and the subject was transported to the Vernon County Jail. Charges of tampering with a motor vehicle have been filed with the County Prosecutor’s Office.