Car chase ends with two in custody in Pottawatomie County

POTTAWATOMIE CO. (KSNT) – The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department and Kansas Highway Patrol worked together in response to a domestic violence call that escalated into a car chase from Westmoreland to St. George.

The KHP was originally called in for support by the Sheriff’s Department in Pottawatomie County in locating a vehicle related to a domestic violence call. According to a KHP officer, they located the vehicle in Westmoreland and began a pursuit down highway 99.

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One of the vehicle’s three occupants exited the car shortly after the chase began with a lot of yelling and arguing being reported by a nearby KHP officer.

The chase continued down dirt and gravel roads until the vehicle crossed highway 24, with no accidents being caused. The vehicle then entered St. George and hit a dead-end road in a residential area on Burr Oak Rd. The driver took off on foot while a female passenger stayed on the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.

The driver ended up in a subdivision in the east side of St. George where a deputy from Pottawatomie County spotted him before taking him into custody with the help of KHP officers.

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The driver and the second female passenger are both in custody now with charges being handled separately: the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department is handling the charges related to the original domestic violence situation while the KHP is managing the charges related to the car chase.