A cross-county police chase ended in south Dodge City on Tuesday around 5:30 p.m.

A report of a stolen vehicle was located by Highway 50 and 102 Road in Ford County that had been pursued by officers in Gray County, according to a press release by Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr.

"The deputy initiated his emergency equipment at which time the driver fled at a high rate of speed," Carr said in the press release. "A pursuit ensued south on 102 Road traveling into Gray County for a short distance before coming back into Ford County on Marshall Road.

"Additional deputies were in the area and assisted in the pursuit.

"The driver of the fleeing vehicle traveled east on Marshall Road into Dodge City. A Dodge City police officer unsuccessfully attempted to disable the vehicle with a tire deflation device as the vehicle continued east on Marshall Road until the driver stopped at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Beeson Road where he was then taken into custody without further incident.

"The driver was transported to the Ford County Detention Center pending formal charges."

According to logs, Joshua M. Ingels, 26, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property valuing between $1,500 to $25,000, theft of property valuing between $1,500 to $25,000, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement in commission of a felony and other driving charges.

According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, the penalty for possession of stolen property valuing between $1,500 to $25,000, is a Severity Level 9, non-person felony, punishable by between five and 17 months imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and/or up to $100,000 in fines. The penalty for theft of property valuing between $1,500 to $25,000, is a Severity Level 9 non-person felony, punishable by between five and 17 months' imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and/or up to $100,000 in fines and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement in commission of a felony is a Severity Level 9 person felony, punishable by between five and 17 months' imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and/or up to $100,000 in fines.

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