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Motorcycle pursuit ends in death of Baxter County Man


     A motorcycle pursuit this morning has ended in the death of a Baxter County man.  At approximately 9:58 AM today, June 27th, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Ozark County, Missouri Sheriff's Office that they had received a 9-1-1 call of a Trespassing complaint taking place in Baxter County.  The location was said to be a residence on State Highway 201 North, just North of Baxter CR 35. A couple of minutes later, the Sheriff's Office received a second call reporting a loud disturbance taking place at the same residence, with people shouting and arguing.

     When deputies arrived on scene at approximately 10:08 AM, a male subject fled the scene on a motorcycle.  The motorcycle went down Baxter CR 35, and the deputies began pursuing.  The pursuit went to the end of Baxter CR 35, and the motorcycle and one of the deputy's vehicles ultimately collided when the suspect turned around and came riding back toward the deputy.

     Emergency Medical Services were immediately dispatched to the scene, and deputies began performing CPR on the non-responsive male.  The efforts to save the man were not successful, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Baxter County Coroner's Office.

     The Arkansas State Police is investigating the incident.  The decedent was identified as 42 year old Jason Dean Lansdown, and the deputy involved was Deputy Michael Gorbet.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff