On Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015, DANIEL TYLER BROWN, d/o/b 1-14-1987, of Branson, was sentenced to fifteen (15) years in prison for several felonies, including assault in the second degree, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident – to name a few. Brown had entered a guilty plea to six (6) felonies on February 19, 2015, before Taney County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson. Sentencing was heard Wednesday, via closed-caption video, because Brown is currently in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections for a parole violation. Judge Johnson sentenced Brown to fifteen (15) years for two (2) counts of assault in the second degree, seven (7) years for two (2) counts of resisting arrest or detention, seven (7) years for one count of leaving the scene of an accident, and fifteen (15) years for one count of assault on a law enforcement officer in the second degree. All of those sentences were ordered to run concurrently with one another.
On the late-afternoon of October 23, 2014, Taney County deputies were dispatched to an assault on Red Oak Road, in Merriam Woods, where it was reported one man was pointing a gun at another man. Before officers could arrive at that location, Brown drove away in a black Dodge truck. When officers attempted to detain the truck – operated by Brown – the truck sped away, rather than yielding to officers. A lengthy pursuit ensued, during which Brown crashed the Dodge truck into another pickup, injuring someone, as well as crashing into a Taney County patrol vehicle that was pursuing Brown. Eventually, with cooperation between Branson Police, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was apprehended near Wal-Mart on Branson Hills Parkway.
Brown was charged by the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office as a prior and persistent felony offender, because of multiple prior felony convictions.