Domestic battery suspect apprehended on I-70 after Sunday morning chase

A Lawrence man allegedly fleeing the scene of a domestic incident led Lawrence Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase Sunday before being apprehended on Interstate 70.

Patrick Compton, spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, wrote in an email that the incident started when officers responded to a reported domestic violence incident at about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Sharon Drive.

A male suspect reportedly fled the scene and led officers on a chase on Lawrence streets before driving through an Iowa Street toll lane to gain access to the eastbound lane of Interstate 70. Scanner traffic indicated the suspect driving at speeds of 100 mph during the chase that involved Lawrence police and Kansas Highway Patrol officers.

Compton wrote that the chase ended with no injuries near the 220-mile marker of I-70, which is about 8 miles east of Lawrence at Leavenworth County Road 1 exit.

The Douglas County Jail’s online booking logs show that a 45-year-old Lawrence man was arrested at 11:22 a.m. Sunday and booked into the jail on suspicion of domestic battery, criminal damage to property and interference with a law enforcement officer. He was being held without bond Sunday afternoon.


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