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Seward County Sherriff’s Office Makes Arrests

Joe Denoyer - July 14, 2022 10:42 am

On the night of July 12th, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office along with Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Liberal Police Department assisted the Morton County Sheriff’s Office with a high-speed chase which began in Morton County. A successful deployment of stop sticks caused the fleeing vehicle to lose air in two tires, but continued at a speed of approximately 90 mph. The vehicle eventually drove off the roadway into a corn field near the intersection RD 7 and RD K in Seward County. After about a six-hour man hunt in the corn field all 3 occupants of the vehicle were apprehended.

The Elkhart Police Department, Hugoton Police Department, Meade County Sheriff’s Office, Seward County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, KBI, and the Liberal Police Department assisted the Morton County Sheriff’s Office with the high-speed chase.

Formal charges will be issued by the Morton County Sheriff’s Office.

Then on Wednesday the 13th, 2022 at around 5 pm, Deputies with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug investigation in the 900 block of South Kansas Ave in Liberal, Kansas. During the course of the investigation, Deputies became suspicious that occupants of a vehicle were engaged in criminal activity. A search of a spare tire was conducted which resulted in 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine being located and seized. The methamphetamine was destined for Iowa. Formal charges will be presented to the Seward County Attorney’s Office.


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