At 11:26 a.m. on Monday, Newton County Deputies served a court ordered eviction notice on Iris Road north of Neosho.

At 11:26 a.m. on Monday, Newton County Deputies served a court ordered eviction notice on Iris Road north of Neosho.
The individual - later identified as Jason Michael Hurst, 33, of 13305 Iris Rd., Lot 14, Neosho, involved in the eviction refused to leave the premises and assaulted deputies. Officers subdued Hurst and placed him in the patrol vehicle in handcuffs. While deputies dealt with other family members, Hurst managed to get the handcuffs in front of him. He managed to get past the cage and steal the patrol vehicle.
At this time, it remains under investigation how he managed to get into the front of the vehicle.
Other deputies on the scene pursued the stolen vehicle as the subject drove toward in Neosho in a dangerous and erratic manner.
He continued driving at high speed as he entered the city of Neosho. Deputies became increasingly concerned as the subject turned onto Neosho Boulevard due to congested traffic and the school zone.
A decision was made to ram the vehicle using a PIT maneuver. The PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique) is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop.
A deputy struck the right rear of the stolen vehicle which caused it to swerve to the right, where it struck a curb and rolled over onto its top.
The subject continued to fight deputies as he was subdued for transport to the hospital.
A charge of First Degree Tampering with a Motor Vehicle has been filed in the theft of a Newton County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle. Bond is set at $5000 cash only. Additional charges have been requested and are pending.