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Brookfield Man Facing Additional Charges After Multiple-County Pursuit

Matthew Guilford. Photo courtesy Linn County Sheriff's Department.

A Brookfield man is facing additional charges stemming from a multi-county pursuit in February.  Thirty-eight year old Matthew Guilford is facing new charges in Livingston County of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the first degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Guilford was previously charged in Linn County after he is said to have led officers on a pursuit through multiple counties.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department alleges that Guilford evaded attempts to spike strip his vehicle tires while driving over 100 miles per hour on U.S. 36.  The suspect driver was traveling west on U.S. 36 and crossed over into the on-coming traffic in the eastbound lanes and caused several vehicles to take evasive action to avoid collisions.  At one point the suspect driver was heading to U.S. 65 going the wrong way and head-on towards a school bus which caused the school bus driver to take evasive action to avoid collision and that bus had one or more children on board at that time.

He was charged in February with Assault in the first degree; Armed Criminal Action; Resisting Arrest; and Trafficking Drugs in the second degree.  It was also reported that he was wanted on a Federal parole warrant with an original charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Guilford is incarcerated in the Macon County Jail.

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