SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department (WPD) received a call from a woman claiming to be taken against her will. It happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday. It led to a long police chase ending north of Cheney, where the driver was finally arrested.
According to WPD, when the woman, 49, first called, she was able to tell dispatch that her location was at East 1st Street North and I-135.
Officers were able to locate the truck heading eastbound on K-96. However, the driver refused to stop and continued onto Kellogg, heading westbound. At least 12 police cars were involved in the case.
WPD made several attempts to stop the truck. In the end, the truck was eventually forced to go off-road into a ditch at South 391st Street West and Kellogg, just north of Cheney.
According to WPD Officer Paul Cruz, the driver was arrested after a brief encounter with officers.
The man is accused of kidnapping is 59-year-old Robert Cook of Wichita. He has been arrested on suspicion on the following counts:
- Aggravated Kidnapping
- Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery
- Criminal Intent
- Evade and Elude
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.