Wednesday 25th November 2020

A date has been set for a jury trial in the case of a man facing multiple felony charges after he led authorities on a high speed pursuit through multiple counties earlier this year.

Just before, 3 p.m. on February 11, 38-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, was on the run from authorities, after they attempted to pull him over near Laclede. After traveling through Livingston, Carroll and Lafayette Counties Guilford was finally stopped and taken into custody in Saline County.

Guilford was wanted for a felony warrant out of Linn County, as well as a Federal Parole Violation warrant.

Guilford has been charged with a Class A Felony for Assault in the First Degree or Attempt; a Class D Felony for Possession of a Controlled Substance; Class E Felonies for Resisting Arrest, Detention or Stop by Fleeing and Resisting Arrest for a Felony; and an Unclassified Felony for Armed Criminal Action. Bond remains at $50,000 cash only.

A Pre-trial Conference is set to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 14 with a two-day Jury Trial scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21.