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Friday Morning High Speed Pursuit

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2020

Over a half dozen law enforcement agencies participated in a multi-county high speed pursuit early Friday morning.

According to the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 03:00 AM their assistance was requested by the Hays Police Department for a vehicle pursuit which began in Hays.

The pursuit was northbound on Highway U183 at high rates of speeds, in excess of 100 MPH. As the pursuit approached spike strips were set up and unsuccessful by the Rooks County Sheriff’s Department.

Rooks County Sheriff’s Deputys then took lead of the pursuit through Plainville and Stockton at high rates of speeds. The pursuit continued northbound on Highway U183 through Glade. Prior to Glade a Phillips County Sheriff’s Deputy was successful in deploying spike strips.

The pursuit continued through Phillipsburg and ended approximately 10 miles north of Phillipsburg. The two suspect fled on foot. At this point, a perimeter was set up and a man hunt was conducted.

At approximately 06:45 AM, the two suspects were located and arrested a short distance from the vehicle.

The suspects vehicle was reported stolen out of Colorado.

The following agencies were involved with this pursuit; Hays Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Rooks County Sheriff’s Office, Plainville Police Department, Phillips County Sheriff’s Office, Norton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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