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A Morgan County man has been identified in connection with a chase that began in Eldon and ended in Cole County early Saturday.

Morgan County Sheriff's Department reports show Jamie Wixson of Rocky Mount is being held on $100,000 bond for second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

This all started when Morgan County authorities got a call of a domestic dispute between a man and woman who were visiting a residence in the Rocky Mount area.

Another male subject attempted to defend the female and was struck several times by the victim, identified as David Stanley.

Stanley was advised by the homeowner, Wixson, to leave, but Stanley refused. Wixson then shot Stanley several times in the lower abdomen and leg area.

When the deputies learned that Stanley already had driven away and a woman was with him, they asked area law agencies to stop the man's car.

An Eldon police officer pursued the car on eastbound U.S. 54, and Cole County deputies joined the chase about 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Spike strips were placed across the highway, and the car was stopped near the Route CC intersection with U.S. 54.

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