Archive for Monday, February 4, 2013

One man arrested, second still at large in manhunt near East 2400 Road and K-10

February 4, 2013, 2:54 p.m. Updated February 4, 2013, 10:49 p.m.


One man was arrested in connection with a police chase Monday, but a second remained at-large Monday night.

Brandon Michael Helm, 19, of Lecompton, was charged with multiple crimes after his arrest.

About 12:30 p.m., a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop the men’s car. Instead of pulling over, the car fled, pursued by the trooper and, soon, other law officers.

Officials believe the silver Chevrolet the men were driving was stolen from the Kansas City area, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The high-speed chase went into Johnson County and back to Douglas County, where the patrol lost sight of the car. A Eudora police officer found the car abandoned a short time later, near East 2400 Road. The occupants had fled on foot into a wooded area, and Helm was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Several law enforcement officers continued to search for the second man Monday evening.

Staff at all three Eudora public schools took the precaution of locking their exterior doors after becoming aware of the police pursuit, said Kristin Magette, communications director for the district. The students’ school day routines and dismissal times were not affected, and parents were notified of the incident, she said.

This incident appears to be unrelated to a high-speed chase occurring earlier in the day on Kansas Highway 10, when police chased two suspects from the Missouri state line to Cedar Creek Parkway in Johnson County.

Helm is facing charges including fleeing or attempt to elude a law enforcement officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, theft, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

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One man has been arrested but a second remained at-large early Monday evening in connection with a police chase earlier in the day. Law enforcement officers from several agencies searched a wide area near East 2400 Road and Kansas Highway 10, where the suspects abandoned a stolen car, through the afternoon.

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Matthew Herbert 4 years ago

you have to have done something PRETTY bad to willingly give up your vehicle.

gatekeeper 4 years ago

It was a stolen vehicle.

"The car was reported stolen from the Kansas City area, and the license plate was reported stolen in Lawrence."

Bob Forer 4 years ago

Book 'em, Dano. Grand Theft Auto.

luvmyjhawktattoo 4 years ago

Yes, the school district did notify the parents about the 5pm- after the lock-down and after all children were sent home. Parents found out about the lock-down on Facebook.

gkcn1995 4 years ago

It would have been nice to know about the lock down earlier.

time2kill 4 years ago

"possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, theft, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon." Between 12:30 and 2:30 he couldn't find time to ditch his gun, his dope, and his paraphernalia? Kids these days really are getting lazy.

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