BRANSON, Mo. — Branson Police Officers responded to a call of a car prowler around the area of Fall Creek and Willow Bend Road at about 2 a.m on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Lyman Bryce Gardner Jr, 31-year-old from Hollister, has died after fleeing from police and running into a pond.
Cause of death appears to be drowning, an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
While the officers were setting up a perimeter near a pond, police found a suspect with evidence of a crime who ran from police.
According to the Branson Police Department, they heard “commotion” coming from the pond. They believe the suspect went into the pond drowned.