(KMOV.com) – Authorities in Pulaski County are asking for the public’s help in finding a fugitive.
Authorities said they are looking for 28-year-old David Cole Nash, who they said fled from police as they tried to arrest him. Police said the incident occurred Monday Sept. 2.
According to authorities, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Nash, who they believe to be a fugitive, was staying at a motel near the junction of Interstate 44 and Highway 28. Authorities said when they found Nash driving a Jeep near the motel he gave them a fake identification to attempt to throw them off. After that failed, authorities said they ordered him to get out of the car, but he drove off instead.
Authorities said he dragged a Pulaski County deputy and led them on a high speed chase. Authorities said Nash eluded them by driving down a trail and then fleeing on foot into a heavily wooded area of Phleps County.
Authorities said the deputy who was dragged by the suspect’s vehicle injured his arm and leg but is expected to recover. A warrant has been issued for Nash's arrest. He is wanted for revisiting arrested, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death, and assaulting a law enforcement officer by using a deadly weapon.
If you have any information please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-7948 or 573-774-6196.