Sheriff’s vehicle rammed during short pursuit

Jeffery Mashburn (Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department said a deputy’s vehicle was struck Friday morning. It happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of Dover.

A deputy working traffic patrol in the Oaklawn area found a car with a stolen tag.

“He tried to stop that car. The vehicle took off, and over the course of about a minute, the vehicle drove through a fence, backed up, hit the patrol car, and drove off and hit a truck in the area,” said Lt. Lin Dehning, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver and two others inside the stolen vehicle ran. The deputy was able to apprehend the driver. Another woman with pink hair and a man wearing a ball cap and light-colored jacket escaped. If you see them, you are asked to call 911.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Jeffery Mashburn, 36, of Park City. He was booked into jail on one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Authorities said they are still looking for the two passengers who were in the vehicle.

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