On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, LEAVY B. BRAWDY, d/o/b 5-28-1985, of Ozark, Missouri, entered a plea of guilty to the felony of assaulting a law enforcement officer in the second degree. Brawdy was sentenced by Senior Judge Carr Woods to seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the class C felony, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
On the morning of October 28, 2013, Brawdy was found at Blansit Road and Highway 160, asleep in a stolen SUV. Officers with the Taney County Sheriff’s Office attempted to contact Brawdy, at which time Brawdy started the SUV and accelerated in the direction of officers. One officer jumped out of the path of the speeding SUV, narrowly escaping serious injury. Brawdy evaded officers from multiple agencies, eventually parking the SUV and fleeing on foot through the woods. He was taken into custody the next day by Rockaway Beach Police. Assaulting a law enforcement officer in the second degree is a class C felony, which carries a maximum punishment of seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a $5,000.00 fine.
Other felony counts against Brawdy were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Brawdy was already a convicted felon.