The first appearance for a 34-year-old De Soto man arrested after a Sunday morning police chase that involved law enforcement officers from three agencies has been postponed until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect, Nicholas M. Jacobs, ran a stop sign at Sixth and Main streets in Eudora, said Greg Dahlem, police chief.
"(An) officer tried to stop him for the violation and the chase was on," Dahlem said.
He said Jacobs was on a motorcycle, which was later determined to be stolen, and led officers on a several-mile chase before he dumped the vehicle and fled on foot.
The chase began at Sixth and Main, traveled west to Oak Street, south to Seventh Street, east to Main Street, south to 10th Street, more than four miles west to Noria Road, and south toward Kansas Highway 10, where the suspect left the motorcycle and ran away, the police chief said. The incident began about 9:30 a.m. and ended at 10:17 a.m., dispatchers reported.
Eudora police, with the assistance of Lawrence police, Douglas County sheriff's deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers, set up a perimeter and found the suspect northeast of Noria Road and Kansas Highway 10, about one-half mile north of County Road 442 and one-quarter mile east of East 1850 Road, Dahlem said.
Jacobs was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but wasn't injured. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Douglas County Jail on a number of traffic violations, possession of stolen property, and on outstanding warrants, Dahlem said. The suspect was wanted out of Missouri for failing to appear and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and also had a warrant issued for his arrest out of Johnson County, Kansas, for failure to appear on an aggravated battery charge and two charges of child endangerment, Dahlem said.
Dahlem said the motorcycle was stolen out of Grandview, Mo. Prosecutors said Jacobs was driving with a suspended driver's license, according to court documents.
Jacobs' first appearance was originally scheduled for Monday afternoon.