On Tuesday, October 1st, at approximately 7:30 a.m. the Boone County Sheriff's Office was notified that Taney County, Mo. Deputies had been in pursuit of a Black Acura two door vehicle bearing a Maryland vehicle license. Taney County Deputies reported that the vehicle had been driving in a very reckless manner and that the vehicle was last seen on U.S. Highway 65 traveling south.
At approximately 7:45 a.m., Harrison Police along with a Boone County Deputy observed the vehicle traveling south on the bypass and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle continued traveling south in a very reckless manner and at speeds near 100 miles per hour.
As the vehicle traveled south bound just north of Valley Springs, Boone County Sheriff's Deputies were able to use patrol cars to force the driver to slow his speeds and the vehicle was forced off the roadway in Valley Springs where the vehicle struck a large pile of gravel and the vehicle became disabled.
The driver, later identified as Brandon Lee Hinton of Hagerstown, Maryland, exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Hinton was taken into custody by Boone County Sheriff's Deputies.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office is working with Prosecutors from the 14th Judicial District, however Hinton faces felony charges along with several misdemeanor traffic violations.
Hinton will be held in the Boone County jail pending the filing of formal charges.