SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities continue their search for a suspect who fled on foot from a US Marshal’s service unit Wednesday.
Just after 12:30 p.m., authorities were serving a warrant at a home in Topeka for 24-year-old Tommy Sherrill, Jr., in connection with a parole violation. He fled the home on foot.
The Shawnee County sheriff’s office assisted the US Marshals Service in an attempt to locate Sherrill, according to Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer. Two schools in the area were notified of the search and placed on alert.
A Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft and K-9 units were used in the search, according to the Marshal’s service.
Sherrill has six previous convictions for theft, aggravated burglary, flee/attempt to elude and obstruction, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Shawnee County officials had no updated on the search early Thursday.