SEDALIA, Mo. — A high-speed chase involving law enforcement has resulted in a number of charges against a resident of Sedalia.
A probable cause statement filed in a Pettis County courtroom Tuesday alleges that an officer noticed a suspect with multiple outstanding warrants, identified as 21-year-old Brandon Markell, driving on a Sedalia street on Monday, November 6.
The officer reportedly attempted to pull the vehicle over, however Markell refused to stop the car, speeding away and leading multiple Sedalia police officers on a “high-speed chase,” with speeds exceeding 75 miles per hour on streets within city limits.
The vehicle chase came to an abrupt halt when his vehicle smashed into a utility pole. Markell then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. A residence in the 500 block of East Chestnut became involved in the altercation when Markell allegedly entered the home through a back door, running through the house and out the front door.
Eventually, after officers’ relentless pursuit, Markell realized he could not escape arrest and began to comply with officers commands to stop and was taken into custody.
Markell now faces felony charges for burglary in the first degree and resisting arrest as well as a misdemeanor for driving while revoked, with a $30,000 bond, cash or surety allowed.
An arraignment will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in a Saline County courtroom.