A Bronaugh resident is behind bars after he allegedly tried outrunning Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies in a mini-van late Friday night.
According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Millman, 22, of Bronaugh was arrested when his vehicle was stopped on Hwy. N just west of 1425 Road. The chase has been confirmed as pursuit #21 of the year and started on I-49 when a Sheriff’s Deputy noticed the vehicle driving very erratically and at a high rate of speed.
“The deputy tried to stop the car because it almost hit another vehicle on I-49” said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher. When the vehicle failed to stop, the deputy called out the pursuit and was soon joined by other deputies.
According to the press release, the vehicle continued to head south on I-49 and then turned off at the Sheldon exit and headed west on Hwy. N. The pursuit quickly came to an end when a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisting the Sheriff’s office deployed spike strips at 1425 Road deflating two of the vans tires.
Millman was taken into custody when the vehicle came to a stop. He was transported to the Vernon County Jail. Sheriff’s deputies also found what they believe to be methamphetamines in the van as well.
“Pursuits are dangerous and we don’t want to have to do them, but people need to learn if you run from law enforcement, there will be consequences and you will go to jail,” said Mosher.
Millman is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.