Chase Leads to Audrain County Deputy’s Vehicle Being Hit

An Audrain County deputy was knocked unconscious when his vehicle was hit by a suspect trying to flee law enforcement early Friday morning. Montgomery City Police tried to stop a vehicle believed to be driven by Michael J. Brooks, formerly of Mexico. The driver fled, and led officials on a chase through Montgomery, Callaway, and Audrain counties. Near the intersection of Audrain County Roads 821 and 823 southeast of Mexico, he turned around and drove toward the pursuers. He hit a Callaway County Sheriff’s Department vehicle, causing minor damage, before hitting the Audrain County vehicle, causing significant damage. He then eventually fled on foot. Anyone with information on Brooks’s location should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.