Pittsburg man arrested after police chase through several yards

Pittsburg Man Arrested After Police Chase Through Several Yards
KOAM Image/Mugshot from Crawford County Jail

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A suspect damages yards and a deputy vehicle during a police chase in and out of Pittsburg.

Authorities say multiple counties had outstanding arrest warrants for 27-year-old Sage Spragg of Pittsburg, Kansas. Now, he could face several new charges.

This morning, January 13, 2021, Pittsburg Police acted on information that Spragg was staying at a home in the 600 block of East 21st Street. Police were aware of his multiple warrants. Officers went to the area and saw Spragg get into the direr’s seat of a car and leave.

Police Chase Goes in and out of City Limits

When officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, Spragg drove off. According to the Pittsburg Police Department, they chased him through town. A Crawford County deputy joined the pursuit and Spragg led them outside of town on the west side. Deputies took lead in the pursuit.

Authorities say Spragg re-entered Pittsburg city limits a short time later. He reportedly drove through several yards on the east side of Pittsburg, damaging yard decorations. Police say he drove through a pasture adjacent to Rouse Street. Spragg also hit one of the pursuing Crawford County deputy vehicles, leaving it inoperable.

Deputies and officers continued chasing Spragg back to the 600 block of E. 21st Street. They arrested him as he got out of the vehicle.

Warrants and Requested Charges

Police arrested Spragg on four outstanding warrants.

  • Pittsburg Municipal Court warrant
  • Crawford Count warrant
  • Butler County warrant
  • Greenwood County warrant

The Pittsburg Police Department is requesting the following charges against Spragg.

  • Felony fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer
  • interference with law enforcement
  • driving while suspended
  • driving without insurance
  • reckless driving
  • aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer

Police took Spragg to the Crawford County Jail, which is holding him in lieu of a $35,000 bond.