While driving in the Brumley area, Deputy Shelton located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it, but it failed to yield, the press release stated. Shelton pursued in his patrol vehicle on gravel roads around the Ulman area.

The Miller County deputy involved in a motor vehicle accident early Tuesday morning was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital. Caleb Shelton was in pursuit of a suspect when the crash occurred around 2:18 a.m. Aug. 1.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Miller County deputies were notified around 1:35 a.m. Aug. 1 that the Crocker Police Department had been involved in a vehicle pursuit just south of the Miller County line. The officer had lost sight of the vehicle on Route BB near the intersection of Route U outside of Brumley. 

The suspect vehicle was described as a black Dodge Dakota with no tailgate, according to the press release. 

While driving in the Brumley area, Deputy Shelton located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it, but it failed to yield, the press release stated. Shelton pursued in his patrol vehicle on gravel roads around the Ulman area. 

The pursuit continued onto Colvin Loop. At approximately 2:17 a.m., Shelton’s patrol vehicle slid on the gravel near Blackmer Road, according to the press release. The vehicle struck a tree on the left side of the roadway. 

Shelton was transported to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment and was later released. Injuries were described as moderate in the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

The sheriff’s office thanked the MSHP, Eldon Police Department K-9 unit, Miller County Ambulance District, Osage Beach Fire Protection District and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the incident.