BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after a high-speed chase.
Just before 8 p.m., detectives were conducting surveillance on Eisenhower Court on the west side of Great Bend, looking for a wanted person 29-year-old Karie L. McBride of Bushton, according to Sheriff Brian Bellendir. McBride had felony warrants through Ness County and Rush County.
When McBride arrived at the residence and detectives approached the vehicle, he fled.
Other sheriff’s officers were in the area and gave pursuit. McBride fled west of Great Bend, eventually entering Rush and Pawnee counties. Sheriff’s deputies from both of those counties assisted in the pursuit. The chase lasted more than 30 miles and at times speeds exceeded 100 mph, according to Bellendir. The suspect pulled over and surrendered 2 miles west of the Barton/Rush county line.
Deputies arrested McBride was booked him into the Barton County jail on the various warrants including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of opiate with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as burglary. McBride was also charged with felony flee and elude. There were no injuries or damage to property during the chase, Bellendir said.
McBride has three previous convictions that include charges for burglary and drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.