Officer seeking suspect
A Leavenworth man has proven to be elusive more than once.
On Sept. 17, Jerry Williams Jr., 21, was driving a stolen sport utility vehicle through Tonganoxie, when he lost control of the SUV and it rolled on its side along U.S. Highway 24-40. Williams fled.
A week ago, Lansing police officers spotted Williams, allegedly driving a stolen pickup truck. They chased the truck, which ran into a tree in the 2200 block of Marion, according to Leavenworth police Lt. Pat Kitchens.
Williams broke an ankle in the accident, and was taken into custody and to St. John's Hospital in Leavenworth early last Wednesday morning.
The following day, Williams left the hospital.
"We initially had him under guard, but we discovered he was going to be subject to surgery on his foot, and the police department or sheriff's department would have to incur the costs of that," Kitchens said.
So Williams was released from custody, pending treatment for his ankle injury. It's likely Williams is in some pain.
"He did not receive any type of treatment, he did not have a cast, he did not have any type of medication," Kitchens said.