Christopher L. Cooper, 38, of Holden is currently being held in the Cass County Jail with no bond on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest by fleeing.
Around 8 a.m. Friday, a deputy assigned to the Cass County Traffic Unit attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a speeding motorist in a maroon Chevy Silverado near the area of I-49 and 2 Highway.
The driver sped from the deputy and exited at 7 Highway heading south toward Garden City. In the area of 7 Highway and Kircher Road, assisting deputies deployed a tire deflation device.
The suspect’s vehicle struck the stop stick resulting in deflating one tire. The driver continued to flee while driving on the front tire rim at a high rate of speed. A deputy attempted to grapple the vehicle but was unsuccessful.
The vehicle exited 7 Highway at Garden City and drove through the intersection and lost control of his vehicle striking a patrol car and a truck driven by a civilian. There were no reported injuries.
The suspect, a 38-year-old male from Holden, was found to be a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm, and what deputies believe to be methamphetamine.
The driver is being held in the Cass County Jail pending formal charges.