Chase suspect captured near Stull

By Richard Gwin · December 2, 2008 · Comment on this

A Tuesday afternoon car chase took officers east on U.S. Highway 40 before heading north into rural areas west of Lecompton. The suspect was ultimately captured a mile north of Stull, after a Lawrence police officer struck the suspect's vehicle, ending the chase.

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Sharon Aikins 9 years, 4 months ago

I went back and reread the article, watched the video and still am not sure how this all started other than that she refused to pull over when the LPD tried to stop her. But I also read that she will be charged with theft of more than $25,000 in property, no small amount, even for those with money like one poster who seems to think this makes him more knowledgeable. Of course no property is worth a human life, but that doesn't make it okay to take other's property.My guess is that when she took off, she was speeding and driving erratically. The police have no idea whether she is armed or not. Maybe not even what she has done other than they have been told to stop this vehicle. No, I wouldn't want a family member or friend to ever be killed because of a chase. But neither would I want them killed by a drunken driver or any one else. Sometimes life is just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's not fair but it happens.I don't understand all the negative judgement of the LPD. It seems that most of this chase occurred on county roads with little traffic. Maybe that's why they chose to pursue it. I have no way of knowing, I'm not all seeing like some I guess. They're are here to protect and serve us. There's no way they can make all of us happy but they do their best to try. Like the rest of us, they might even make mistakes in judgement sometimes but they do it to protect us.This was a chase not just by the LPD but also the highway patrol and maybe even the sheriff's office. They must have felt justified in chasing this person, to the point of even running a car into her to stop her, scary. A person who would deliberately run down anyone, let alone a police officer, to save their own hide, needs to be off the roads and streets. Her losses, if real, don't make her any different than a lot of other people but we don't go out and rob houses and elude the police because of it. We don't drive, well, maybe in Lawrence we do, to purposely escape or run over people. I don't feel that I or anyone else has the knowledge or experience to be so harsh to judge when we don't know all the facts and we weren't involved. Then again, I'm just one person and these are just my opinions.I won't bore you with how much money I have and who I could buy with it, stupid and irrelevant. I will just say that I for one am grateful for the LPD, the men and women who are williing to risk their lives for yours and mine and the great job they do. My sincere hopes that the injured officer makes a full recovery.Oh, and I loved the comments by a couple about what would happen if she broke into their homes. That being on the assumption that they were home at the time. Let's hope none of their kids ever show up unexpectedly.

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