Chase ends in crash in south Wichita, one taken into custody


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A police chase Wednesday evening involving several agencies ended with a crash near Pawnee and Palisade in south Wichita.

A Sedgwick County sheriff’s lieutenant said Mulvane and Derby police starting pursuing the car around 9:30 p.m. but subsequently called it off. Then, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted the car, tried to pull the driver over, but the driver took off.

At one point, the driver was going the wrong way on the interstate and hit a patrol vehicle and a citizen’s car. The driver then hit spike strips and eventually crashed.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said 23-year-old Evan C. Harrison was booked on suspicion of aggravated battery for allegedly striking a car at Kellogg and West, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property, flee and elude, possession of opiates, criminal damage to property, obstructing apprehension, and failure to stop at an accident.

No injuries were reported in the chase or crash.

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