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Archive for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Man apprehended after high-speed chase in rural Douglas County, west of Lawrence

Chase began in Shawnee County and wound throughout rural areas near Clinton Lake

Kansas Highway Patrol trooper J.D. MacEwan carries a shotgun from a pile of items discarded during a high-speed chase that ended in western Douglas County.

Kansas Highway Patrol trooper J.D. MacEwan carries a shotgun from a pile of items discarded during a high-speed chase that ended in western Douglas County.

March 30, 2010, 1:46 p.m. Updated March 30, 2010, 6:41 p.m.

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Kansas Highway Patrol troopers inspect a black truck on Tuesday after the troopers and Douglas County Sheriff deputies helped Shawnee County deputies apprehend a suspect who led the officers on a half-hour in western Douglas County. The suspect was taken into custody.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers inspect a black truck on Tuesday after the troopers and Douglas County Sheriff deputies helped Shawnee County deputies apprehend a suspect who led the officers on a half-hour in western Douglas County. The suspect was taken into custody.

Chase ends in arrest

A man was arrested Tuesday after leading multiple agencies on an hour-long high-speed chase. No one was injured during the incident.

Intersection of North 850 and East 100 roads

Multiple local law enforcement agencies worked together to arrest a man who led police on a lengthy car chase from Topeka through rural areas west of Lawrence.

The chase ended shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North 850 and East 100 roads in Douglas County, near Twin Mound. The site is 1 mile from the Douglas-Shawnee county line, in an area southwest of Clinton Lake.

The chase began in Topeka when Topeka police tried to stop a black Chevrolet pickup truck for speeding, said Kansas Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Edna Buttler. The truck had a Douglas County license plate.

After Topeka police called off the chase, a Capitol Police officer spotted the truck at Fourth Street and Kansas Avenue in Topeka and resumed the chase.

Other officers joined in, and the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 mph while traveling along U.S. Highway 40 toward Lawrence.

The driver turned south before reaching Lawrence and he wound along rural roads west of Clinton Lake, passing back and forth between Douglas and Shawnee counties. A police airplane helped officers on the ground by tracking the truck from above.

“The chase did go on some dirt roads and it made it very dangerous,” Buttler said. “So we eliminated some of those dangers by the use of aircraft, so it was very successful.”

She said the highway patrol has a policy when deciding whether to continue a chase. Light traffic on roads, combined with the driver’s multiple traffic violations and high rate of speed contributed to the decision to continue the pursuit.

She said the driver ran stoplights and stop signs, drove in and out of traffic lanes, avoided stop sticks and went off the road during the chase.

“All those things combined to him being a danger,” Buttler said.

The chase ended calmly, Buttler said, when police arrested the man, who is being held in the Shawnee County Jail on various charges, including fleeing and eluding and felony possession of a firearm.

The suspect had an ignition interlock on his car and was driving on a revoked license, Buttler said.

Police said a dog crate, shotgun and hunting equipment fell from the truck during the chase.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers, the Kansas Capitol Police and other agencies helped in the effort.

Comments

classclown 4 years, 8 months ago

"A black pick-up truck traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph caught the attention of the Topeka Police after they attempted to stop the truck for speeding, said Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Edna Buttler."

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Only after? It didn't catch their attention before they attempted to stop it?

Jeff Plinsky 4 years, 8 months ago

Maybe this time Roscoe will finally catch those Dukes!!!

Richard Heckler 4 years, 8 months ago

Any truck traveling that fast in four wheel drive over hill and dale will run out of gas soon.

Stuart Evans 4 years, 8 months ago

damn porch, you finally said something worth (laughing) about :)

LogicMan 4 years, 8 months ago

Ad soon to see: "MUST SELL. Pickup truck, slightly used, for sale cheap. You tow from (ditch, tree, creek, impound, ...). Pay directly to bailbond co. XYZ"

RoeDapple 4 years, 8 months ago

cuzins all akkounted for. . . wate has innybody seen autie

eotw33 4 years, 8 months ago

Red OR Black? Have they even got close to this guy yet?

Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 8 months ago

We got alternating descriptions of the truck being black and red from different agencies.

Stuart Evans 4 years, 8 months ago

I think the entire chase is a reference to the American economy. What it means is that we're all chasing this out of control ride down a treacherous path. Some see the economy as strong (in the black), while others see it for what it is (in the red). When this idiot crashes the economy into a telephone pole, communication will be lost.

beatrice 4 years, 8 months ago

Home run for porch right out of the gate!

If they have guns and are Republicans, expect the usual apologists.

emptymind 4 years, 8 months ago

jkealing (Jonathan Kealing) says… We got alternating descriptions of the truck being black and red from different agencies.

Maybe the cops dipped into the K-2 they confiscated?

bearded_gnome 4 years, 8 months ago

---I'm just glad it wasn't another out-of-control Prius! those things are simply angry.
and don't even consider the animus of Toyotas.

geekin_topekan 4 years, 8 months ago

You can rearrange trooper Buttlers name to read: Table Turned

igby 4 years, 8 months ago

Well, may be another laid off construction work that's 5 month behind on his child support.

They put you in jail until someone pays it.

So, what does a person do when they have no way to get the money.

Options:

Anyone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqX9w-0WEQ0&feature=PlayList&p=CF220E089BF702CF&index=39

outtatowntownie 4 years, 8 months ago

The license plate reads "YAHMULE"... I've seen that one near Mass st. a lot. I think it's a DG plate... I don't think we can blame the Topekans this time.

purplesage 4 years, 8 months ago

What did this desperado do to warrant a 100 MPH chase by evidently colorblind cops? He certainly has multiple traffic violations now; and I'm certain the pursuit officers stopped at the stop signs, etc..

There are precious few things that warrant this kind of disregard for the public's safety. Speeding is not on that list.

headdoctor 4 years, 8 months ago

outtatowntownie (anonymous) says… The license plate reads "yahmule"... i've seen that one near Mass st. a lot. I think it's a DG plate... I don't think we can blame the Topekans this time.


I doubt that was DG county registratrion. If that really was the license plate on the truck and is from DG county, I am thinking someone will be doing some really interesting explaining to their employer. Unless that plate was given up or someone else was driving the vehicle. Snort.

headdoctor 4 years, 8 months ago

purplesage (anonymous) says… What did this desperado do to warrant a 100 MPH chase by evidently colorblind cops? He certainly has multiple traffic violations now; and I'm certain the pursuit officers stopped at the stop signs, etc.. There are precious few things that warrant this kind of disregard for the public's safety. Speeding is not on that list.


Really simple. They were caught in the act of proving they are really stupid.

headdoctor 4 years, 8 months ago

My mistake. Looks like on the zoom it was a DG plate.

Boosh 4 years, 8 months ago

"YAHMULE" Best vanity plate in a chase ever :)

Boosh 4 years, 8 months ago

And a raiders fan to boot. Wonder what the pooch was thinkin' during the ride.

"woof"

juststrugglin 4 years, 8 months ago

Ok I know that plate. I will have to agree with headdoctor they will have to do some explaining but last time I seen that plate it was on a mustang???? So where is the person (female) who owns the plate?????? Come on LJW give us some more of the scoop...

CreatureComforts 4 years, 8 months ago

Nothing impresses the ladies like a nice truck...uh, with an ignition interlock.

"Lets go back to my place, baby...after I blow into my ignition."

LadyJ 4 years, 8 months ago

Just heard a man was found dead yesterday in Lawrence from a Topeka radio station. Have to look for the story on this web site.

puddleglum 4 years, 8 months ago

rev-en-uers?

ok, if that is what everybody is cracking up about, would someone explain it to my ignorant self?

emptymind 4 years, 8 months ago

Dang ole K-2 smugglers just can't be trusted.....was there an innertube being pulled behind the truck the cops confiscated?

yankeevet 4 years, 8 months ago

Must of been a bird hunter; the dog box and shotgun in the picture............

redmoonrising 4 years, 8 months ago

Loved your analogy, AreUNormal. Couldn't have been more perfect. As to this driver, maybe he's just a slow learner, driving with no license and an ignition interlock usually means they don't want you driving. Then felony possession of a firearm might mean he's on parole? Eluding and evading, maybe just practicing for when he got home and had to explain to someone, like a wife or girlfriend.

Depends on what you call normal but I usually don't qualify.

Reid Hollander 4 years, 8 months ago

"A black pick-up truck traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph"

That is interesting since GM trucks are speed limited from the factory at 98 MPH.

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