The driver of a car involved in a shootout that left a passenger and a southwest Missouri sheriff’s deputy dead has been charged with two felonies.
KYTV reports 28-year-old Joshua Jay Brown, of El Dorado Springs, was charged Monday in Cedar County with drug possession and tampering with evidence. Online court records show Brown is jailed on $100,000 bond and does not have a lawyer.
Authorities say Brown sped off around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism tried to stop him for a traffic violation. Chism chased the vehicle through El Dorado Springs, where 28-year-old William Collins jumped out as the car drove away.
Chism and Collins fought before exchanging gunfire that killed both of them.
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Investigators say Brown and Collins both had multiple prior convictions.