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Man involved in chase with deputies faces additional charge

File photo of the Audrain County Courthouse.
File photo of the Audrain County Courthouse.


A Kingdom City man who was charged with several felonies following a multi-county chase with several counties' sheriff's deputies is facing yet another charge.

Michael Brooks, 48, is now also charged with resisting arrest.

Brooks was found by an Audrain County deputy at a Casey's Convenient Store in Mexico on Oct. 29. When the deputy attempted to place him under arrest, Brooks allegedly resisted and ran away, according to a probable cause statement.

Brooks allegedly started running behind the store and was tackled by a resident who saw the situation occur. The deputy then arrested Brooks, according to the statement.

He has an initial appearance scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Audrain County Courthouse.

Brooks -- in relation to the chase -- is charged with:

  • Two counts of first-degree assault.
  • Two counts of armed criminal action.
  • Resisting arrest.
  • First-degree property damage.
  • Possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid.

A pre-trial assessment was filed in that case on Tuesday.

Brooks had allegedly hit a Callaway County deputy's patrol car, as well as an Audrain County deputy's vehicle while being chased by law enforcement at Highway 821 near Highway 823 last week. The Audrain County deputy was diagnosed with a concussion at an area hospital, according to a probable cause statement.

A passenger allegedly identified Brooks as the driver involved in the chase. The passenger alerted Brooks he was being followed by law enforcement. Brooks allegedly told the passenger he was not going to stop, according to the probable cause statement.

Law enforcement also found marijuana and methamphetamine while searching Brooks' vehicle.

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