An Appanoose County man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed pursuit in Centerville Saturday night, which left three officers with minor injuries.
Byron Dean Foster, 32, of Exline, is facing 13 charges after police say he led them on a high speed chase through Centerville Saturday night.
According to a complaint affidavit signed by Appanoose County Sheriff's Deputy Wade Duley, at 11:03 p.m. the Centerville Law Center received a call from South Main Street in Moulton that a man, identified as Byron Foster, entered a residence uninvited. The caller stated Foster was drunk and high.
Foster then reportedly went north bound out of Moulton driving a white-colored 1990's model Buick. Deupty Duley said in his affidavit that he encountered a vehicle driving west-bound on Highway 2 at a high rate of speed. He activated his radar and clocked the vehicle driving 88 mph in a 45 mph zone. Deputy Duley initiated his lights and turned around to stop the vehicle.
The vehicle that police say was driven by Foster then fled west bound on Maple Street. The complaint and affidavit reports that Foster went south on Main Street, turned east on Water Street then south on Drake Avenue. Foster's speeds were more than 70 mph in the 25 mph zones.
As law enforcement pursued Foster southbound on Drake, Foster's vehicle passed vehicles on the left going uphill and forced other vehicles to the side of the road. At 217th Avenue and Highway J-46, Foster refused to stop for Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson's vehicle.
Foster then ran a stop sign at the intersection and went into the south ditch near RK Auto Body at 21333 Highway J-46.
The vehicle became stuck in the ditch. Foster attempted to drive away once before putting the vehicle in park, the affidavit says.