An incident that began with a traffic stop ended with a crash during a high speed pursuit and a man fleeing into a zoo.
Great Bend Police say the incident started when a man drove off during a traffic stop. During a chase which reached speeds topping 100 miles per hour, the suspect vehicle struck a sheriff deputy’s patrol vehicle before eventually crashing into an electrical box. The driver ran from the scene and fled into the Brit Spaugh Zoo where. He was found hiding near a fence inside the zoo.
The driver, identified as 56-year-old Kristopher Chappell, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flee and elude, criminal damage to property, aggravated battery of law enforcement, interference, reckless driving, other traffic violations and a felony warrant out of Colorado.