(Hastings) A Pacific Junction man faces numerous charges following a pursuit in Mills County Sunday.
Mills County Dispatch received a 911 call at around 8:52 Sunday night in reference to a break in at a rural Hastings address. The home owner was following a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the burglary. At approximately 9:15 p.m., a Mills County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the vehicle on Lambert Avenue, near the intersection of 380th Street. The suspect vehicle was a black Ford F150, registered to Myron Brandon, of Pacific Junction. Mills County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle into a farm field located north of Lambert Avenue on 325th Street.
At approximately 10:24 p.m., the suspect vehicle intentionally rammed a Mills County Sheriff’s SUV, disabling it. The deputy exited his patrol vehicle. The suspect vehicle then struck the rear of the SUV near where the deputy was standing. The deputy, in fear of his own life and others, fired five rounds into the vehicle. The vehicle continued on and struck a grain auger and barn. The black Ford F150 then left the property.
A short time later, the vehicle was found abandoned along the north side of the railroad tracks. Mills County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Glenwood Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office and Tabor Police Department began a ground search for the suspect. At approximately midnight, the Iowa State Patrol airplane located the suspect hiding in the brush about 50 yards from his abandoned vehicle. The area was surrounded by law enforcement and at approximately 12:10 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect, identified at 33-year-old Myron Lee Brandon of rural Pacific Junction, was transported to the Mills County Jail and has been charged with Felony Eluding, Attempted Murder, Criminal Mischief, and 3rd Degree Burglary. No one was injured in the incident. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.