Domestic disturbance leads to pursuit and several charges
Sheriff William Brueggemann advised that on Thursday October 6th 2022 at 8:17 PM Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's office were dispatched to a Domestic Violence assault call in Eagle Nebraska. Deputies responded to 707 S. 5th street and arrived within 2 minutes of the call for service. First Deputy on scene located an adult female and her daughter standing in the street waiting on law enforcement to arrive. Deputy noted assault injuries to the adult female who stated her husband, Michael Brueckner (age 57) had struck her multiple times in the face with a closed fist. Michael exited the home and when confronted by law enforcement fled back into the home and slammed the door. Deputy on scene requested emergency help from the Nebraska State patrol and additional Cass County Sheriff's units to respond.
Prior to additional law enforcement officers arriving, Michael Brueckner exited the home and fled to his vehicle. A short foot pursuit and attempts to take Brueckner into custody at his vehicle as Brueckner was tased proved unsuccessful. Brueckner who appeared under the influence of controlled substance was able to get the vehicle into gear and backed up striking the deputy with the door and knocking the deputy towards the driveway. Brueckner then collided with a marked Sheriffs patrol car before fleeing the scene.
Eagle Fire and rescue along with Cass County EMA responded to care for the Deputy and the assaulted female at the scene. Multiple units with the Nebraska state patrol checked the area and attempted to ping locations but Brueckner was able to flee the state of Nebraska.
Several broadcasts were made to locate Brueckner in Kansas and Riley County Sheriffs located the suspect vehicle and began pursuit. Due to the dangerous speeds and driving the pursuit was ended. Officers from Wabansee Kansas located Brueckner passed out in his vehicle a short time later at a rest stop and completed a felony stop.
Brueckner was tased 2 more times before being taken into custody. Brueckner faces several felony charges in