VERNON COUNTY, Mo. — A Nevada, Missouri man did not “pick the best time to run from deputies” after he allegedly refused to stop his vehicle for Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials.
Cody Bowles, 25, drove away from an attempted traffic stop early Saturday morning near 1525 Road and Lady Road in Vernon County.
Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the driver ran from deputies during a shift change.
“We had three deputies getting ready to end their shift and two more that were just coming on duty when this guy ran,” Mosher said.
Mosher, the Patrol Lieutenant and multiple other units were able to respond to the incident.
Deputies were able to set up stop sticks ahead of the pursuit, deflating three of four tires on Bowles’ vehicle.
The pursuit ended near 1238 Road and Lefler Road.
Mosher said he would have preferred the vehicle to stop for the traffic stop, but if someone is going to run, shift change is the best time.
The Sheriff’s office said suspected methamphetamines were found in the vehicle.
Bowles was charged Saturday with driving while having a revoked license and possession of a controlled substance.
Bowles’ bond was set at $25,000 cash only.