TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A 19-year-old led police on a chase Tuesday afternoon. First on US highway 24, then through a soybean field.
The chase began when police identified a stolen vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.
The van sped away, leading police into a 10-minute long car chase.
In an attempt to evade the officers, the driver plowed the stolen vehicle through a nearby soybean field, eventually coming to a stop near a treeline where the driver fled on foot.
The two other passengers in the van immediately surrendered, and were later released.
Both K-9 units and a police airplane were called to the scene to help search for the third person, who eventually surrendered after hearing a K-9 approaching.
The suspect and officers were all uninjured during the chase.
The man who fled, Vincent Dean Gonzales-Rook, 19, of Topeka, KS, is facing these charges among others:
-Felony Flee or Attempt to Elude
-Felony Criminal Damage to Property
-Possession of Stolen Property – Felony
-Driving without a License