Franklin County Deputy involved in accident during a pursuit

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This past Tues., Oct. 11 around 7 p.m. Franklin County Deputies were searching for a subject with an outstanding warrant in the area of Rye Creek and Yellow Dog Road

One of the deputies spotted the subject and attempted to make a traffic stop on Rye Creek Road when the subject fled from the deputy.  The deputy then initiated the pursuit.  While in pursuit of the subject Rye Creek went from pavement to gravel and the fleeing vehicle causing a large dust cloud.  Upon leaving the pavement, the deputy drove in to a dust cloud from the fleeing vehicle.

The deputy lost sight of the road in the dust and drove down in to a ravine. The deputy did not sustain any injuries.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol worked the accident. The fleeing subject was not located.

The subject was wanted as a parole absconder. He is a white male, age 21 from the Rye Creek area. He has had 10 prior felony convictions for crimes such as vehicle theft, burglary, narcotics violations, and receiving stolen property from Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Louis Counties. From these cases he was granted probation, shock time, and was out on parole at the time of this incident.