Man allegedly causes property damage to patrol vehicles

A man from Climax Springs is facing multiple charges after damaging law enforcement vehicles in an attempt to escape arrest. According to the report filed with Camden County Courts, on February 27th officers on patrol heard a broadcast about a pickup that was driving in a careless manner, and speeding on Highway 54. When they attempted to get the driver to pull over, he sped away with officers in pursuit. When they nearly caught up with the vehicle, he stopped and began backing up and rammed into the patrol car causing it to go off the road. The suspect then took off down Osage Beach Parkway, to KK Drive nearly colliding head on with another patrol vehicle. During the pursuit, the driver, identified as Zackary Yates, ran through a fence at the Grand Glaize Airport. When Yates was driving on Arrow Road, officers fired their guns at him in an attempt to disable the vehicle, but he continued driving, and when stop sticks were deployed Yates collided with a patrol vehicle and a guard rail and got stuck. After freeing the vehicle, Yates sped away and collided with a tree on Airport Road. It turns out that the pickup Yates was driving had been reported stolen in Ava. Yates is charged with first degree assault, resisting arrest, felony property damage, and tampering with a motor vehicle. He is being held without bond in Camden County.