Suspect Arrested After Pursuit With Stolen Van
On Thursday morning, Deputies with the Sheriff's Office were advised of a van that was just recently reported stolen from a business in El Dorado Springs, MO. Deputies were in the area and able to locate the van on 54 Hwy near 2100 Rd. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the van in which the suspect, who has been identified as 21-year-old Brandon Dunn, failed to stop resulting in a pursuit with the vehicle. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, Deputies were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device. The suspect continued to flee until the vehicle lost a tire and was then taken into custody without incident. Mosher says, "I'm proud of the Deputies quick response resulting in the recovery of the van and all of the equipment for a business owner. Fortunately, the suspect turned down a dead end street and stopped near a local tire shop making it much easier for the victim to get back on the road quickly."
On Thursday afternoon, the Courts issued a warrant for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Resisting Arrest. Dunn is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.