GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) — A man who has made 52 trips in and out of the Barton County Jail is now making his 53rd.
The man was sought in connection to a hit-and-run accident that happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, just south of Great Bend.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office says the wanted man was driving a Dodge Caravan west in the 5600 block of Railroad Avenue when he crossed the center line and crashed into a Chevy Equinox driven by a Hudson woman.
He fled on foot while the woman and her passenger, a Great Bend woman, were transported to KU Healthcare Systems in Great Bend for treatment. The woman later had to be airlifted to a Wichita hospital.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office released the man’s mugshot to the media Friday morning and asked for the public’s help in locating him. He has since been taken into custody.
KSN News will now withhold his name until he is formally charged with a crime.