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Driver Found After Leaving Injury Accident

KSAL StaffJune 15, 2017

A manhunt by multiple agencies ended with a Salina man being found after leaving the scene of an injury accident in rural Ellsworth County on Thursday morning.

According to the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:31 am an injury crash was reported on K-140 Highway, mile post 8.5 in Ellsworth County. When Deputies arrived, one of the occupants of the car was present at the scene and the driver had left walking eastbound in the ditch adjacent to the highway.

Ellsworth county units were assisted in looking for the subject by the Kansas Highway Patrol ground and air units, the Ellsworth and Kanopolis Fire Departments, the Wilson Police Department and Ellsworth County EMS.

During the search, information was obtained that identified the driver as Douglas S. Jones of Salina, and the passenger as Carrie L. Ringwald of Kanopolis.

At approximately 10:52 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a residence at 1006 22nd road, stating that a white male was trying to enter the owner’s house.  Units responded to the address and discovered Jones drinking from a water hose at that residence.

EMS arrived on scene and Mr. Jones was transported to the Ellsworth County Medical Center for treatment.

According to Saline County records, Jones has three outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations.

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