Two men were caught after leading law enforcement on a chase reaching speeds of 110 miles-per-hour, and then running from their vehicle and leaving a child behind.
It happened at around 10:30 Thursday morning when a sheriff deputy attempted to serve a warrant in north Salina. A white 2008 Mazda CX7 SUV was moving on the property, and when the driver of the SUV saw the deputy he sped off.
The SUV, which was reported stolen in Salina earlier this week, headed out of town at a high rate of speed. The pursuit entered onto Interstate 70, heading east.
As the SUV approached the area of the Niles Road exit, the driver locked up the brakes, veered into a ditch, and ended up on Simpson Road headed south. A short distance later the SUV stopped, and two men in it fled on foot into a nearby field. They left behind a child in the vehicle.
One of the men was quickly gave up. The other did not.
Multiple agencies including the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Salina Police Department, and the Kansas Highway Patrol all responded. K-9 units responded, and an aircraft also responded.
The child who was left behind, and 8-year-old boy was not hurt. He was transported by an officer back into Salina. His mother was located and he was released to her.
Authorities have identified the two men involved, both of which have outstanding warrants.
By mid-afternoon the manhunt in the area ended.
The Saline County Sheriffs Office tells KSAL News that the second suspect was caught, still in the area where he ran, at around 4:19. They say that he was the driver, 22 year old Allen Marlow of Salina who had several active warrants and is listed on the July 2016 CrimeStoppers 48 Most Wanted. He was located in a row of hay bales in the 3400 block of N. Simpson Road.
Along with a Saline County District Court felony warrant and two Salina Municipal Court warrants, Marlow could face numerous new charges that include Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Aggravated Endangering a Child, Felony Obstruction, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Criminal Damage to Property, Possession of Paraphernalia, Driving While Revoked, Fail to Stop at Stop Sign, two counts of Fail to Signal Turning Movement and Speeding of Maximum Limits.