Mountain Home, Mo. -- (2/5/2018) A rural Mountain Home man was arrested Friday evening on several charges after a deputy made a vehicle stop on Baxter CR 913.
According to reports, Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Recktenwald was responding to check on a vehicle reported to be broken down and that 32-year-old Andrew Beyer was believed to be with the vehicle.
There was an outstanding arrest warrant for Beyer for a probation violation. When Sergeant Recktenwald approached the area, he observed a pickup truck pull from Baxter CR 913 onto State Highway 126 N. The truck did not have a license plate displayed, and Sergeant Recktenwald initiated a vehicle stop. He recognized Beyer as being a passenger in the vehicle.
Recktenwald made contact with Beyer and attempted to take him into custody on the outstanding warrant but Beyer pulled away and fled on foot. The deputy gave chase for about 30 yards, then deployed a taser to apprehend Beyer, who was subsequently taken into custody.
Afterwards, during a search of the vehicle, a small amount of methamphetamine was found. Beyer was then transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, fleeing from an officer and probation violation.
Beyer has a bond of $5,000 on the new charges but is being held without bond on the probation violation. He will appear in Circuit Court on February 22.
The driver of the truck was not charged.