Cross-county pursuit of stabbing suspect ends in rollover

Vincent Marshall
Dodge City Daily Globe

A cross-county law enforcement chase ended in a vehicle rollover on Sunday, May 2, as members of the Gray County Sheriff's Office and Ford County Sheriff's Office were involved in the pursuit.

According to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, at around 2:55 a.m. on May 2, Ford County Emergency Communications sent a be-on-the-lookout for a suspect wanted in Garden City who was involved in a stabbing.

Gray County deputies located the suspect vehicle west of Cimarron on Highway 50 at around 3:17 a.m.

Gray County deputies attempted to stop the vehicle by activating their emergency equipment, however, the driver failed to yield to the emergency equipment and a pursuit continued into Ford County which led to Ford County deputies joining the pursuit at 3:24 a.m.

"A tire deflation device was deployed west of Dodge City contacting one of the vehicle tires," said Carr. "The driver continued east into the City limits of Dodge City before going off the roadway near the intersection of Matt Down and Wyatt Earp Blvd., striking a power pole then rolling several times.

"The driver was ejected from the vehicle and Ford County Fire/EMS responded to the scene and transported the driver to Western Plains (Medical Complex).

"This is an active investigation and once completed the information will be sent to the county attorneys for review."

As of Tuesday, May 4, an update on the driver was not given.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@gannett.com