Sep 30, 2022

Kan. man convicted of child sex crime jailed after police chase

Posted Sep 30, 2022 11:00 PM
Hauk-photo Atchison Co.
Hauk-photo Atchison Co.

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after an arrest.

Shortly after 8:30p.m. Wednesday an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of the 800 block Kansas Avenue in Atchison, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. The vehicle driven by 33-year-old Justen Houk fled from the officer and a pursuit followed until it was terminated on north River Road. 

On Thursday police located and arrested  Haukon on a District Court warrant for fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving while suspended, reckless driving, and other traffic offenses, according to Wilson.

Hauk has a previous conviction for Indecent Solicitation of a Child and two convictions for drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.  In May, the KDOC  listed him as an absconder.

He is being held on a $2500 bond, according to online jail records.