Dec 03, 2019 12:30 AM

Sheriff: Colorado man jailed after 2 county Kan. chase

Posted Dec 03, 2019 12:30 AM

Hurst photo McPherson Co.

McPHERSON -- A Colorado man was taken into custody early Monday morning after a high-speed pursuit in McPherson and Marion counties.

A McPherson County deputy attempted to stop a silver Cadillac Deville that was traveling south at a high rate of speed on Interstate 135 just south of McPherson, according to Sheriff Montagne.

The Deville failed to stop for the deputy and a pursuit ensued on southbound I-135. According to the sheriff, the Deville entered Moundridge, where it made a U-turn and went north on 22nd Avenue until it reached U.S. Highway 56. It then went east on U.S. 56 until the driver exited the vehicle near Hillsboro. The suspect entered the City of Hillsboro carrying a handgun, the sheriff reported.

After a search of the area, 26-year-old Jonathan Hurst of Colorado was taken into custody, the release noted. Hurst was arrested on suspicion of the following Felony flee and elude, Felony interference of a law enforcement officer, Transportation of an open container, Having an expired registration, Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Montagne, the investigation is ongoing and the handgun has not been found. Montagne asked that anyone who locates a weapon should not touch it and should call law enforcement immediately.