A burglary suspect who had altercations with citizens and then became a fugitive who eluded law enforcement officers for two days after a pursuit and manhunt in Asher last November has been bound over for trial on numerous felonies, including shooting with intent to kill.

A burglary suspect who had altercations with citizens and then became a fugitive who eluded law enforcement officers for two days after a pursuit and manhunt in Asher last November has been bound over for trial on numerous felonies, including shooting with intent to kill.

Pottawatomie County District Court records show John Steven Brown, 44, who was originally identified during his arrest and booked into jail under the name of Johnny Brown, faces a total of nine felony counts.

In addition to the four counts of shooting with intent to kill, he was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, burglary in the second degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Following his preliminary hearing, where a judge determined if there is enough evidence for a case to proceed, Brown was bound over for trial, with some minor changes to the charges based on evidence presented.

Brown's case will now advance to an upcoming felony docket for arraignment and his next court date is March 21. Brown remains jailed in the the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a $250,000 bond.

Brown was sought by authorities after being caught in the act of burglarizing a home near Asher and allegedly firing shots at citizens before leading deputies on a pursuit. Brown allegedly ditched a pickup in a wooded area off Leo Road and fled on foot. Despite a ground search by man trackers, dogs and the use of a drone from the air, he was not found that day.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said events began to unfold before noon Nov. 16 at the scene of a burglary, 41174 Coker Road in Asher.

Authorities were called when a family member saw the suspect putting items into a pickup at another family member’s home, then saw the driver of the pickup hook up to a trailer containing an off-road vehicle.

The family member tried to block the path of the truck, Palmer said, and the suspect allegedly told them to move or he would kill them, then fired two rounds at the ground.

As it progressed, another family member became involved by vehicle, Palmer said, with the suspect firing a shot and hitting the center of the windshield, with rounds hitting the vehicle twice. No injuries were reported.

Deputies became involved in a pursuit of the suspect vehicle, Palmer said, which ended in a rural field near Leo Road with the suspect bailing on foot.

A ground search was conducted in the area, with deputies using a drone and man trackers, with no luck finding that suspect.

Brown, who has a last known address in Oklahoma City, was believed to be in the area burglarizing homes. Palmer said deputies recovered all of the property involved in this incident, plus some additional property that didn’t belong to this homeowner was found in the man’s pickup.