Suspect identified involving multiple-county pursuit, manhunt

The suspect involved in Saturdays multiple county incident has been identified. Vernon
County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the suspect was involved in multiple incidents
throughout the day involving Vernon, Barton, and Cedar counties. Mosher said it was
reported that shots had been fired at a deputy and members of the Nevada Police
Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded along with deputies from each
county. Because three separate counties were involved, the three Sheriff’s requested the
Missouri State Highway Patrol conduct the investigation as one incident. The
investigation is ongoing.
The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Brenton Lee Ross of Kansas City, MO and
is being held with no bond. Mosher said additional details regarding the incident will be
released after the Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into the
A warrant issued Sunday in Vernon County includes the following charges:
• Assault 1st degree
• Two counts of Armed Criminal Action
• Two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon
• Two counts of Assault 2nd degree
• Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
• Receiving Stolen Property
• Two counts of Tampering With a Motor Vehicle
• Trafficking Drugs Or Attempt 1st Degree
• Resisting Arrest
Ross is being held in the Cedar County jail and is awaiting transfer to the Vernon County
*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any
names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.