Saturday, July 21, 2012
Five people have been arrested after a manhunt in north-central Kansas. Local authorities initially responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at an I-70 rest area near the Saline/Dickinson county line just after 11:15 p.m. Friday.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says a man reported being robbed by four or five people, one armed with a silver handgun.
When law enforcement arrived, the suspects had left the scene. A vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the attempted robbery was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed. A chase ensued until the vehicle crashed near the town of Chapman. The suspects ran, and several area agencies set up a perimeter to begin their search.
Gardner says the vehicle was reported stolen out of Denver, Colorado.
Just after 8:00 this morning, one suspect was spotted walking along Mink Road, south of Enterprise, and was arrested.
A short time later, a homeowner east of Enterprise called 911 to report four people walking up his driveway. Two men were apprehended, but the other two, one with a gun, ran and hid in a nearby wooded area. They surrendered at around noon.
Four men and one woman were taken to Saline County Jail where they await formal charges.