Routine traffic stop turns into police pursuit in Southeast Kansas

A 32-year-old man from Thayer, Kansas is facing charges in at least three counties after a traffic stop turned into a double county police pursuit.

The chase started in Parsons in response to a broken tail light.

The suspect then led Parsons police into Neosho County where he flooded the car at a low water crossing near 40th Road and Ford.

After a brief foot chase with assistance from the Neosho County sheriff’s office, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Neodesha police with their K-9 unit, the suspect was taken into custody.

In addition to yesterday’s charges in Labette County the suspect also has outstanding warrants in both Neosho and Wilson counties.