Archive for Monday, November 3, 2008

Sex crime suspect evades police in Leavenworth County chase

November 3, 2008

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A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old family member in Eudora led four law enforcement agencies on a cross-county chase Monday evening. Darkness halted the manhunt.

Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem said that around 5:30 p.m. a juvenile reported a sex crime had occurred earlier in the day. As an officer investigated that claim, another officer attempted to pull over a car going northbound on Church Street.

Dahlem said a white male, approximately 30 years old, failed to pull over after Eudora police ordered him to. The man led police northbound out of Eudora, crossing into Leavenworth County.

As he crossed the train tracks on County Road 1 in Leavenworth County, he narrowly missed being struck by a train. Police could not cross the tracks until the train had passed, but then discovered that the man had crashed his car after he crossed the tracks. He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Police were able to determine that the vehicle belonged to a family member of the suspect.

Dahlem said Eudora police enlisted the help of Douglas and Leavenworth County sheriff's deputies, a helicopter from the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, but could not find the man.

Police ended the search about 9:15 p.m. Dahlem said darkness and the wooded terrain made conducting the search difficult.

"We think he's hiding out. He may be injured," Dahlem said. He said police are investigating claims that the suspect may be connected to more sexual assault victims.

Comments

babygspaz 6 years, 7 months ago

I saw the car that he was driving and it is amazing he or she made it out alive!

babygspaz 6 years, 7 months ago

I guess I should say he or she just in case.

ddayot 6 years, 7 months ago

i can talk sh*t because i don't have sunflower........

ddayot 6 years, 7 months ago

marion lynn=pot"internet thugs"=kettle black

RKLOG 6 years, 7 months ago

Nick Danger? Well don't let him come inside to hang his mukluks by the fire. And I hope he stays away from Lawrence. Unless he's passing through town in the back seat of a police car.

Wendy magillicutty 6 years, 7 months ago

"possible" and "suspect" so they are not guilty as of yet but a description might be kinda nice.

JoRight 6 years, 7 months ago

I really can't see why that comment was so upsetting.Also, I doubt ljworld is just going to release the server logs without some sort of subpoena or warrant (or whatever the heck people need to release that information).Heck, getting banned from sunflower might be a blessing w/ at&t u-verse on the horizon. Gimme that bandwidth!

ddayot 6 years, 7 months ago

marion could appreciate that freaky timing if he wasn't on the phone.......

compmd 6 years, 7 months ago

Does this article remind anyone else of the opening scen from Team America? Quick! Get the terrorist, er, pedophile, er, terrorist! He messed with a 12 year old, he didn't start shooting randomly at a bunch of people. When gunmen opened fire into crowds on Mass Street there wasn't this level of response. I'm not trying to downplay whatever he is accused of doing, I am pointing out the overwhelming disparity in crimes and responses, all in the name of thinking of the children.

SofaKing 6 years, 7 months ago

He wanted to escape so he could get to the voting booth before 7:00.

lawthing 6 years, 7 months ago

.................And we could tell the name of the fugitive, so the public and schools could be on the look out in the small town of Eudora and Lawrence,....... but that would be against JW policy since this involves a sex crime, so we will protect his identity....

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