Saturday morning, a Junction City teenager took Geary County Sheriff Deputies on a chase.
The teenaged boy led deputies on a vehicle pursuit through Junction City according to the Geary County Sheriff Department, before bailing out of the vehicle on foot. The boy then ran into his residence and barricaded himself in his room.
The teen was later taken into custody without incident, the report said.
It started with a call to the Sheriff Department around 7:07 a.m., reporting an erratic driving traveling eastbound on I-70 in a red pick-up truck "that was all over the roadway and traveling at speeds upwards of 90 mph."
Deputies were later informed the vehicle had exited I-70 at the 295 exit. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description at 7:18 a.m., in the roundabout on East Street and E. Chestnut Street.
The pickup truck entered the Walmart parking lot, circled the lot, and then exited. In doing so, the pick-up truck ran two stop signs — one at the access road and the other right before turning east on E. Chestnut Street.
Seeing this, deputies flashed their lights and sounded the siren, intending to pull the driver over for a routine traffic stop.
Instead of pulling over, the vehicle began speeding down the street away from the deputies.
Deputies pursued the driver through Junction City, north on US-Hwy 77, and then back through the city again, through multiple roads and alleyways before the vehicle stopped on the 100 block of W. Fifth Street.
It was at this point that the driver leapt from his vehicle and fled on foot.
The teenaged boy ran into his residence on the 100 block of W. Fourth Street and barricaded himself in his room.
Assisted by officers from the Junction City Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol, deputies set up a perimeter around and later entered the residence, at which point the teen surrendered to deputies with no further incident.
The teen was arrested and charged with felony fleeing and eluding by engaging in reckless driving, driving while suspended, obstruction of legal process, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to signal, failure to maintain single lane of travel, and speeding.