SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a wanted Kansas suspect on multiple requested charges after a chase in a stolen SUV.
Shortly before midnight Wednesday, a deputy observed a white 2005 Infiniti QX56 in the 3300 block of SE 6th Street in Shawnee County, according to Deputy Abigail Christian. The driver later identified as Julie A. Wise, 27, of Topeka, drove away northbound on SE Rice Road at a high rate of speed.
The deputy attempted to catch up to that vehicle in order to conduct a traffic stop. However, the suspect lost control of the vehicle. It crashed through a guardrail, went airborne and came to rest on the north edge of the Shunganunga Creek.
By the time the deputy made it down to the creek, Wise was crawling out of the wrecked vehicle.
The deputy took Wise into custody. It was discovered that Wise had a felony warrant for her arrest out of the State of Missouri and a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest through Shawnee County.
The vehicle was also reported stolen through the Topeka Police Department.
Wise received medical attention on scene and was transported by American Medical Response (AMR) to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
After treatment, she is now jailed on requested charges of fugitive from justice – arrest prior to requisition, reckless driving, possession of stolen property, interference with law enforcement, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, speeding, improper turn, failure to signal turn and failing to check for safe passage before passing from a single lane.
Wise served time in the Missouri Dept. of Corrections for endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree assault; tampering with airplane/motorboat.