3-county police chase over; 2 suspects in custody

Sunday, April 23rd 2023, 8:09 PM CDT
(Kansas News Service)
(Kansas News Service)


KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - Two people are in custody after a high-speed chase that spanned three counties.

The chase began in Kiowa County at approximately 5:35 along Highway 54 east of Greensburg. Police tried to stop a silver Infinity for reckless driving and failure to yield. A pursuit ensued, with the chase lasting approximately 7 minutes, according to Trooper Chad of the Kansas Highway Patrol. The chase was called off because the vehicle was driving too close to other vehicles for a pursuit to be safe.

Police spotted the vehicle a few minutes later and the chase resumed parallel to US 54. The car headed east into Pratt County. Officers in Pratt took over the chase. During the chase, someone in the Infinity threw out an object. It turned out to be a firearm. 

The chase continued and entered Kingman County at about 6:15, where officers from that county took over the pursuit. The pursuit was canceled about 4 minutes later because the road being traveled was so dusty it became difficult to see.

Later, the chase was on again until, on 120th Ave. in Kingman County, the suspect struck one of the patrol vehicles, disabling it.

The suspects managed to get away, but at 6:33, officers found the car, abandoned and fully engulfed in fire. A perimeter was set up and at 6:55, one of the suspects was apprehended and taken into custody. The second suspect was found at 8:10 p.m.

The investigation into this chase is ongoing.

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Multiple police agencies are working on a high-speed chase that has gone through several counties.

The chase began in Kiowa County at approximately 5:30 p.m. The chase has gone through that county, Pratt County and is now in Kingman County.

The KHP is asking people to avoid the area north of US 54 just west of Kingman. 

KAKE News will provide more details once they’re available.