Car crashes through Wescott Field fence; Man allegedly flees police, drives through chain link

Published 3:45 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

A man who allegedly drove his vehicle through the chain link fence at Wescott Field after fleeing police on Sunday is in Mower County Jail awaiting charges.

Mitchell Bradley Miller, 24

According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 2:23 p.m. on Sunday in the 200 block of 15th Street Southeast. A 28-year-old woman at the residence said Mitchell Bradley Miller, 24, of Austin had punched her multiple times in the face. When an adult male at the residence tried to intervene, Miller allegedly punched him, too.

The woman said Miller left the residence in a tan Honda Civic, but not before breaking the rear window of the other man’s pick-up parked in the driveway. Officers photographed the woman’s injuries and saw blood on her left ear.

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An officer found Miller driving the Honda Civic in the 400 block of 12th Street Southwest, according to Krueger. When the officer initiated a traffic stop, Miller allegedly fled.

Police chased Miller, who went through stop signs at speeds of 40 to 50 miles per hour, according to Krueger. The chase continued onto 12th Street Northwest and ended after Miller allegedly crashed through the chain link fence at Wescott Field, stopping on the pavement.

Miller is facing possible charges of two counts of domestic assault, criminal damage to property, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign and speeding.

Miller will have his first appearance today in Mower County District Court.