Archive for Wednesday, April 12, 2000

KBI, sheriff’s officers search for suspect

April 12, 2000

Jefferson and Leavenworth county officials on Tuesday still were seeking a man who eluded capture Monday afternoon.

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were called about 1:45 p.m. Monday to McLouth, where a woman reported that a man in a blue Pontiac Grand Am had tried to run her down as she crossed a street, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway.

Sheriff's officers determined who the car belonged to, and went to a Leavenworth County home on 235th Street, south of Dempsey Road, in an effort to talk with the driver.

When the car's driver saw sheriff's officers, he ran, Dunnaway said.

Jefferson County officials then asked for help from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department, which set up a perimeter and used its K-9 unit, and the Kansas Highway Patrol, which had officials circling the area in a helicopter. The search was called off about 5:45 p.m., Dunnaway said.

"It was later discovered there was a Leavenworth County warrant for failure to appear," said Major David Zoellner, undersheriff at the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department.

The man hadn't reported to a boot camp that a judge had sentenced him to, said Zoellner.

The man was spotted several times in wooded areas, but eluded officials, Zoellner said.

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