JC man taken into custody after pursuit in Moniteau Co.

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody after a pursuit that went through Moniteau County and ended in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City police were notified about 4 p.m. Thursday of a vehicular pursuit that was entering Jefferson City on U.S. 50 from the west end of town. Radio traffic indicated that the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle and officers from the Cole County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri Highway Patrol were involved as well. Information about the driver, Daniel Brown 33, Jefferson City suggested he was headed to his residence. Further, he and his mother had been in a domestic disturbance earlier in Jefferson City that morning and he was on his way to Kansas City when another domestic disturbance occurred. During that domestic incident, he exited his mother’s vehicle in Sedalia, then stole a vehicle in Tipton to come back to Jefferson City on his own.

As the pursuit entered Jefferson City, the Police Department’s K-9 Unit joined the pursuit and other officers were directed to limit vehicular traffic by citizens along the potential pursuit route to minimize danger to the public.

Brown drove through one set of spike strips and a second strip was deployed, but Brown managed to continue even with his vehicle partially disabled.

Brown went from U.S. 50 East to Clark Avenue, then north on Clark to East Miller Street, then north to McCarty Street, where the pursuit continued east to Brown’s home.

Information received from the Cole County Sheriff’s Department was that Brown had attempted to assault one of their deputies by attempting to ram a pursuing patrol vehicle.

As Brown pulled into the area of his residence, he fled from his vehicle and ran toward another nearby vehicle in an apparent attempt to take that car and flee again.

Due to the prior assault attempt and the disregard Brown had for motorists throughout the pursuit, authorities deployed the Police Department’s K-9, “Buzz,” to apprehend Brown.

Buzz was able to take Brown down until officers could take him into custody.

During that apprehension, Brown’s mother, Patti Bowers, 54, Jefferson City, attempted to assault Buzz and was arrested for interfering with an arrest.

Brown was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor wounds and then taken to Cole County Jail.

He was charged Friday with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

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