Wichita police link suspect in Wednesday night chase and crash to another crime

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita police are looking for two men after a chase. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, officers located a speeding Honda Accord at Kellogg going east and tried to stop it.

According to police, the car was reportedly involved in a shooting and robbery over the weekend. Officers pursued the car but eventually terminated the pursuit for public safety-related reasons.

The suspect vehicle crashed with a 2008 Buick Lucerne driven by a 37-year-old man at Central and Hillside. Police say he had minor injuries.

Witnesses said they saw three people running from the crash.

Jacob Caddell (Courtesy: Sedgwick Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol set up a perimeter in the area late Wednesday night and arrested one of the three suspects. Police identified him as 20-year-old Jacob Caddell of Wichita. He was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, flee and elude, and obstruct.

The two other suspects haven not been located.

The department said during a search they located a handgun, rifle and backpack with stolen items.

Since Caddell’s arrest, police say they have connected him to an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, four people entered the Kwik Shop in the 2700 block of S. Oliver. Police say Caddell held the employee at gunpoint while the other three people took money and items from the convenience store. The worker was not injured, and the suspects escaped in a silver sedan.

The police department says Caddell is booked on suspicion of armed robbery in that case and connected to the Wednesday night incidents.

If anyone has any information about these or other police investigations, call detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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