Suspect in custody after I-70 chase near Gorham

(Courtesy: Kansas Highway Patrol)

GORHAM, Kan. – A man from Georgia is in custody in Russell County after leading authorities on a chase Thursday morning in western Kansas.

The suspect, 19-year-old Tyreek Bowers-Rivera, allegedly was at a gas station in Bunker Hill when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was scanning license plates at a gas station when one of the plates came back to a stolen vehicle.

Tyreek Bowers-Rivera (Courtesy Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
Tyreek Bowers-Rivera (Courtesy Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)

After the trooper called for back up, KHP said as officers were approaching his car, Bowers-Rivera took off and led officers on a chase westbound on I-10 to Gorham where he stole a Cadillac Escalade and led troopers on another chase on I-70 before crashing and was taken into custody.

During the incident officers went door-to-door searching for Bowers-Rivera.

According to the Associated Press, the Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office said Bowers-Rivera allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl who was in the backseat of a stolen vehicle.

The girl was taken when her mother’s car was stolen Oct. 14 outside a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Riverdale. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that authorities say the girl was abducted and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.

The girl’s family told WGCL-TV after the incident last Wednesday that the man who stole the mother’s car realized the girl was in the backseat and let her out a few miles down the road. The girl then flagged down another car and called for help.

Police go door-to-door in Gorham in search of chase suspect Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 (KSN Photo / Molly Hadfield)

Police go door-to-door in Gorham in search of chase suspect Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 (KSN Photo / Molly Hadfield)

 

 

 

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