AUGUSTA, Kansas -- A police chase and car crash leads to a manhunt in Butler County while an officer is rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Law enforcement spent much of the morning searching for Jeremy Hutchens after Officer Quentin Shoopman was injured while trying to chase him down.
It happened at Highway 54 and Santa Fe Road between Wichita and Augusta.
A call had come out early this morning to be on the lookout for a stolen car out of Oklahoma.
Shoopman spotted the suspect vehicle at a gas station and they talked briefly. Hutchens then took off, and the chase started.
Speeds reached more than 100 mph.
Both the police car and the suspect vehicle lost control and crashed at Santa Fe Road.
Hutchens, the suspect, fled on foot and was found later a couple miles away hiding in a trailer.
"They really didn't track him to that residence. We just thought since we weren't finding him out in the timber here that we needed to follow up on that and backtrack, and officers went in and did find him in that residence," said Sheriff Kelly Herzet, Butler County.
Shoopman was taken to a Wichita hospital in critical condition, but we're told he's improved to fair condition.
Sheriff Herzet hopes he'll make a full recovery.
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