MERCER COUNTY, Mo. – The Sullivan County Sheriff was injured when he crashed during a felony pursuit in Mercer County last night.

The Missouri Highway Patrol police carreport says Roger Smiley, 65, was southbound on Route J, five miles southwest of Harris when his vehicle crested a hill, went airborne and spun out of control after landing. The vehicle went off the east side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, fence and several bales of hay. Some of the hay bales caught on fire.

Smiley was treated at the scene for minor injuries.