Archive for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Two jolts from Tasers subdue K-10 suspect

April 22, 2008


Officers had to use Tasers to help arrest a suspect who led them on a short chase early Saturday morning in Eudora.

The 19-year-old Leawood resident was traveling faster than 90 mph on Kansas Highway 10, said Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem. About two miles later, police pulled the vehicle over, and the suspect ran away.

The suspect was not cooperating, and he jumped onto a patrol car, said Lt. Kari Wempe, a Douglas County Sheriff spokeswoman. A sheriff's officer used a Taser, which did not seem to affect him, and a Lawrence police officer then used a Taser on the man, who was then taken into custody.

The suspect suffered no injuries but was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be checked, Wempe said. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 3 a.m. on charges of battery of an officer, criminal damage, possession of depressants, stimulants or hallucinogens and drug paraphernalia, DWI, obstruction, fleeing and attempting to elude police and reckless driving.

The man is free on $3,000 bond, and the Douglas County District Attorney's office is still gathering information about filing formal charges.


GSWtotheheart 10 years, 1 month ago

I wonder if this is the fool I followed on K-10 one day, he was tailgating, switching lanes without signalling, driving very fast and doing more tailgating, then abruptly went across 2 lanes of traffic to take the Eudora exit, in front of myself and 2 other cars, without signalling again.Cars/trucks are huge missiles in the hands of idiots like this. It's not a game, it's DRIVING. I personally don't want to be killed or horribly maimed in a car wreck due to his immaturity and downright reckless behavior.

Confrontation 10 years, 1 month ago

Personally, I prefer they go back to bullets. Weed some of these losers out of the gene pool.

akt2 10 years, 1 month ago

The ER visit was a convenient way of legally obtaining alcohol and drug testing. No consent needed. Get him checked out, and have his blood and urine drawn too while they were at it. Two birds with one stone.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.