Jul 22, 2021 2:00 AM

Registered sex offender caught driving stolen truck in Kansas

Posted Jul 22, 2021 2:00 AM
Todd, who lives in Salina, has a previous conviction for 3rd degree attempted criminal sexual conduct in Michigan in 2003, according to the KBI offender registry.
Todd, who lives in Salina, has a previous conviction for 3rd degree attempted criminal sexual conduct in Michigan in 2003, according to the KBI offender registry.

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

Two people were arrested after a short pursuit through a Salina neighborhood early Wednesday.

Just before 2a.m. Wednesday, a Saline County deputy stopped a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup in the 200 Block of S. Penn. It had been reported for suspicious behavior, according to Saline County Sheriff's Captain Jim Hughes

Cole-photo Saline Co.
Cole-photo Saline Co.

 The pickup had allegedly been driving up and down alleys in the neighborhood. In the pickup were Greg Todd, 39 of Salina, and Cady Cole, 23, of Salina, Hughes said.

After talking with the two, the deputy released them and then ran the license plate on the pickup. When he discovered that the license plate was stolen out of Ottawa County, he attempted to stop the pickup once again, but a short pursuit ensued.

The pickup stopped near the intersection of N. Kansas Avenue and E. Elm Street, and Todd and Cole took off on foot, Hughes said. The deputy apprehended Cole nearby. A short time later, another deputy apprehended Todd elsewhere in the neighborhood.

It was determined that the pickup had been reported stolen on June 21 from where it was parked at the Rodeway Inn & Suites, 3932 S. Ninth Street, Hughes said.

Hughes said that during the initial stop, Cole had been driving, but Todd had been driving when the two exited the pickup and fled on foot.

Todd was arrested on the following requested charges, Hughes said.

●Felony possession of stolen property

●Possession of methamphetamine

●Flee and elude

●Interference with a law enforcement officer

●No proof of insurance

●Possession of drug paraphernalia

●Possession of marijuana

Hughes said Cole was arrested on the following requested charges.

●Driving while suspended

●Driving while a habitual violator

●Criminal use of a weapon

●Felony possession of stolen property

●Possession of methamphetamine

●Flee and elude

●Interference with a law enforcement officer

●No proof of insurance

●Possession of drug paraphernalia

●Possession of marijuana