During a routine traffic stop around 11:02 a.m. Monday, Geary County Sheriff’s deputies found themselves involved in a pursuit.

Deputies pulled over a red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck at the mile marker 310 Eastbound rest area for following too close and making an unsafe lane change. When the driver was asked to exit the vehicle, he fled in the pickup truck.

Deputies pursued the driver, who would later be identified as a teenager from Kentucky. The driver led deputies on a chase through Geary, Riley and Wabaunsee

Counties before the pickup truck finally came to a stop in a field about one mile west of Highway 99 on Pavilion Rd.

Sheriff’s deputies took the driver and two passengers into custody. The driver was arrested on charges of felony flee and elude, Interference with law enforcement, possession of marijuana with the Intent to distribute, possession of felony drug paraphernalia, following too closely, and unsafe lane change.

Passengers Antonio Deshawn Eddins and Sharon Alphuis, both of Louisville, Kentucky, were also arrested for aggravated child endangerment, interference with law enforcement, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of felony drug paraphernalia.

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