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Justin Morgan Scott (mug shot SCSO)

A man who ran from authorities when they went to a residence in Branson West on April 17th is in the Stone County jail after being treated for injuries he sustained while on the lam.

Sheriff Doug Rader says Justin Scott Morgan, 24 , of Republic, climbed out a bedroom window and fled into the woods behind 35 Lewallen Lane. 

Scott, injured his head when he ran through a drainage tunnel on Highway 13.  He then fell 300 feet down a ravine and suffered spinal injuries.  When he was arrested, he was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.





Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, a pipe used to smoke the drug and scales inside a backpack Scott left at the residence from which he fled.

The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District helped Sheriff's deputies rescue the man.

 
Scott, who is being held without bond on a probation violation, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest by fleeing and causing a severe risk to law enforcers.

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