Parke Co. Sheriff: Man attempts to destroy gas pump, leads deputies on high speed chase

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PARKE COUNTY, Ill. — A Rockville man is in custody after allegedly attempting to destroy a gas pump and then leading deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday night.

Parke County deputies received the initial complaint from a gas station at 8530 E. US Highway 36; however, the man, identified as Brandon Pruitt, 33, of Rockville, left the scene before authorities arrived.

Pruitt was traveling west on US Highway 36 when deputies attempted a traffic stop. He fled and a pursuit was initiated reaching speeds of around 95 MPH.

Pruitt tried to avoid stops sticks deployed near Bryant Drive, but lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. He was taken into custody.

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