Monmouth Man Pursuit and Chainsaw Assault
A Monmouth man is in jail after leading police on a pursuit and then confronting authorities with a chainsaw.
25-year-old Ryan Armstrong attempted to contact police through a third party to initiate confrontation late Sunday night. When authorities showed up at his residence, he got into his vehicle and sped away, heading towards Burlington. The pursuit ended on the Great River Bridge (US-34) where Armstrong then got out of his vehicle with a chainsaw and confronted police. He was then arrested and charged with eluding police. Other charges may be pending in Henderson County for weapon assault. He’s being held on a bond of $50,000.