HARVEY COUNTY, Kansas – Authorities in Harvey County have arrested Jacob Cox on four counts of burglary and theft. The burglaries happened last Tuesday night in the 2300 block of North Oliver. While investigating, a call came out of another burglary occurring at the Newton Airport.
Deputies say they observed a car leaving the airport and tried to stop it. The car failed to stop and a chase ensued. During the pursuit, the driver threw numerous objects from the car including a shot gun, rifle, and paperwork belonging to earlier burglaries. The suspect also avoided three sets of spike sticks.
As the chase continued, a Harvey County deputy and a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper were involved in an accident near Hertzel Road and Southwest 84th Street in Harvey County. The deputy and trooper both received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. They have since been released.
The chase continued into northern Sedgwick County, where officers eventually found the suspects car, a Ford Escape, in a ditch near 73rd and Ridge Road. Inside the car, officials found multiple weapons, stolen items, and stolen items from the airport
Owners of the stolen items have been notified and many of the items have been returned to them including all the stolen weapons and stolen vehicle.
Harvey County authorities say they expect to file additional charges against Cox.