A multi-county pursuit early this (Friday) morning injures an Audrain County deputy and seriously damages a patrol car.
According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, the pursuit started in Montgomery City when police officers tried to stop a car.
The pursuit went through Montgomery and Callaway counties before entering Audrain County and came to an end at Audrain Roads 821 and 823.
The suspect turned around and drove at pursuing officers, striking a Callaway county vehicle causing minor damage.
The suspect then struck an Audrain County vehicle head-on causing extensive damage and knocking the deputy unconscious.
While personnel were attending to the deputy, the suspect fled on foot.
He is identified as Michael J. Brooks, formerly of Mexico and now thought to be living in the Auxvasse or Kingdom City area.
Anyone with information on Brooks’ whereabouts are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.
The deputy was taken to an area hospital by private vehicle as a precaution and is expected to fully recover.