Law enforcement is still searching for a woman who led authorities on a high speed chase from Newton to Salina, in a stolen car early Wednesday morning.
Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that deputies are searching for 23-year-old Jennifer Renee Wagner. She is wanted for active warrants in Denver, Colorado and has a history of stealing from mailboxes.
Saline County Deputies learned yesterday that Wagner got a ride from the 24/7 Convenience Store on N. 9th to the Emmanuel Christian Church on E. Cloud around 9am Wednesday morning. Staff at the church visited with her and gave her a jacket to wear.
Sheriff Kochanowski is urging citizens to remember to remove keys from vehicles and to lock the doors as well. “We’re not sure what she is capable of,” he said. “She’s alone and trying to avoid being taken into custody.”
The Sheriff added that anyone who sees Jennifer Renee Wagner should contact the the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 785 826 6500, or call 911.
The chase started in Newton, KS and ended in Saline County around 5am. The vehicle was spiked by deputies near the I-135 / I-70 junction and came to rest on I-135 near the area of Pleasant Hill Road.
A search of the area was conducted and the two passengers were arrested and detained. Kyle Main, 26, was arrested on an out of state warrant and the other subject was questioned and released.
Saline County Deputies are still searching for 23-year-old Jennifer Renee Wagner, who has been identified as the driver of the car.