UPDATE: On Thursday, August 3, at 6:16 pm, an officer located an individual in the 800 block of Osage. This individual was believed to have warrants out for his arrest, including 2 Municipal Court warrants and a Felony District Court warrant. The individual was allegedly identified as 24-year-old Kyle Montgomery, AKA Kyle Farley.
A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle, a 2000 Plymouth Neon. The driver reportedly did not stop, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle meandered around neigborhoods, traveling east, before going south on 9th St. The entire pursuit lasted 5 minutes and reached speeds of 70 mph.
As the vehicle attempted to turn west onto Magnolia, the driver hit a blue 2019 Jeep Wrangler on the driver's side, that was eastbound on Magnolia. The driver of the Jeep was uninjured.
Montgomery then allegedly fled on foot into Freddy's, in the 2400 block of S 9th. It was here where officers were able to catch up to him, and deployed a taser a few times to apprehend him. The taser was ineffective, but 2 officers were able to wrestle him down and apprehend Montgomery.
Montgomery was arrested on the following requested charges:
- Felony Flee & Elude
- Felony Interference with LEO
- Aggravated Battery
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Damage to Property
- Driving while Suspended
The driver of the Jeep had a passenger with possible neck and head pain, but was not transported by EMS. The suspect had a possible previous wrist injury that was re-aggravated during this incident, and was checked by EMS on scene. There was also a male passenger in the suspect's car, from Salina. He was not injured.
ORIGINAL: At approximately 6:15 pm on Thursday, August 3, reports indicated that a police chase was happening in central Salina, around the area of Crawford and Sheridan. The chase went through parts of central Salina, reportedly reaching speeds of 60 mph. Reports indicate that the vehicle then traveled southbound on 9th, stopping in the area of Magnolia. An occupant of the vehicle allegedly fled on foot, and officers were able to catch up to him in the 2400 block of S 9th. The suspect is now believed to be in custody. Medics are currently on the scene the possible injury of a person believed to be involved, as well as the suspect. Traffic on Magnolia between 9th and the entrance into the parking lot is being blocked for officers to work the scene. Salina311 will have more information as it becomes available.