Authorities search for Wichita man after chase near Eureka

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EUREKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities are searching for a 31-year-old Wichita man after a pursuit in southeast Kansas late Tuesday night.

The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office says deputies tried to stop a green Chevy pickup for a traffic violation just west of Eureka. The driver, identified as Tyler Hatfield, did not stop.

A pursuit continued north of River Street where Hatfield allegedly drove through yards and abandoned the truck in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. 

"During the course of the following investigation deputies discovered the pickup truck was stolen from Wichita," the sheriff's office said on Facebook. 

The post says Hatfield has active warrants for his arrest and has ties to Eureka and the surrounding area. He is known to steal vehicles and was believed to still be in Greenwood County Wednesday morning. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office at (620) 583-5568.

Kansas Department of Corrections records list Hatfield as a parole absconder as of January 9. He has prior convictions of burglary, theft and criminal possession of a firearm. He was last paroled in November. 

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