Suspect, 19, in custody after police chase through soybean field

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

-Felony Obstruction

-Possession of Stolen Property – Felony

-Reckless Driving

-Driving without a License



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