A suspect fleeing from a Barton County Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a deer early Wednesday. It happened around 12:25 a.m. The sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 1997 Cadillac Deville for a defective light south of Great Bend. The person fled at a high rate of speed.
The deputy pursued the vehicle into the southern part of Barton County and into Stafford County. The vehicle then came back into Barton County at which time it struck a deer. Deputies were able get the vehicle stopped in the 800 block of Southeast 50 Road.
The driver, identified as Nicholas Curtice, was arrested. Curtis had outstanding arrest warrants in Barton County. He was booked on those warrants and also charged with felony flee and elude, criminal damage to property, driving while revoked and numerous other traffic violations.
He is being held in the Barton County Jail.