High Speed Chase In Barton County Tuesday Morning

-1By Neil Ochs ~ Great Bend Post

A traffic violation led a high-speed chase in Barton County on Tuesday, and the subsequent arrest of the vehicle’s driver.

According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:19 a.m. on Tuesday, Deputies attempted to stop a Green Ford F-150 driven by Cory A. Little for a traffic infraction. The vehicle fled from deputies driving eastbound in the 200 block of NW 70 Road before turning south and traveling on NW 20 Ave, reaching speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour.

After turning twice more, Little entered the Great Bend city limits on NW 10 Avenue, where Officers with the Great Bend Police Department joined in the pursuit. The vehicle avoided tire deflation devices at 24th and McKinley, went east on 24th street, then turned south on Lincoln and drove through the residential area with speeds in excess of 60 mph. After turning east onto 19th street, the driver continued and proceeded to run two stop signs, before turning south on Jackson. Little then tried to turn east onto 18th street, when he lost control of the vehicle, but then attempted to flee southbound on foot.

Little was apprehended in the 3000 block of Broadway by Officers with the Great Bend Police Department, and was booked on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, Attempted Flee and Elude, Obstruction, Driving while suspended, No Proof of Insurance, and Illegal Registration among other infractions.