Suspect, 23, leads Kansas cops on 100mph chase in stolen patrol automotive together with his arms CUFFED behind his again
- Joshua D. Swartwout, 23, of Florida, was arrested in Kansas over the weekend
- He allegedly led officers on a 100mph chase in a stole police automotive, authorities stated
- Police stated the suspect was handcuffed when he gained management over patrol automotive
- About half-hour after Swartwout allegedly stole the automotive, the car got here to a cease at mile put up 31 close to Edison, Kansas, after it ran out of gas
- Swartwout is claimed to have then fled on foot earlier than he was rapidly apprehended
A handcuffed suspect allegedly led Kansas police on a 100mph chase in a stole patrol automotive over the weekend.
Kansas Freeway Patrol (KHP) recognized the suspect as 23-year-old Joshua D. Swartwout of Naples, Florida.
In an announcement, the KHP stated an officer was transporting Swartwout to a detention facility round midday on Saturday after he had been arrested following a pursuit that concerned a stolen car.
The trooper then witnessed a bike crash on Freeway 25 close to Atwood, Kansas, and stopped to render support.
A handcuffed suspect allegedly led Kansas police (file picture) on a 100mph chase in a stole patrol automotive over the weekend
Authorities stated whereas the trooper was helping the crash sufferer, Swartwout ‘gained management’ of the officer’s patrol automotive and drove off at a ‘excessive charge of velocity’.
Different KHP troopers and native models then pursued the patrol automotive on Ok-25 and onto Interstate 70.
About half-hour later, the car got here to a cease at mile put up 31 close to Edison, Kansas, after the patrol automotive ran out of gas.
Authorities stated Swartwout, who was nonetheless handcuffed behind his again, fled on foot however was he was rapidly apprehended.
He was arrested and brought to Sherman County Jail with out additional incident.
Nobody was injured in the course of the incident, police stated, including that there was additionally no harm to the patrol automotive.
Trooper Tod Hileman, a spokesman for the KHP, informed ABC News that they did not ask Swartwout how he operated the car whereas being handcuffed.
However Hileman stated: ‘As a high-speed pursuit driving teacher for 20 years, I can solely assume he was utilizing his knees’.
Hileman additionally famous that Swartwout was sitting within the entrance seat of the automotive as a result of the patrol car was not outfitted with a rear-seat cage.
Whereas talking concerning the trooper stopping to assist the bike crash sufferer, Hilman informed ABC: ‘We do not usually try this, however this trooper noticed this accident happen proper in entrance of him and it was in a rural space.
‘Being educated as a freeway patrol trooper, it is ingrained that you’ll assist.’