The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of a 28-year old Junction City man, Terrell Kimbrough, just after 3 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 307 on Interstate 70. The arrest came at the end of what Sheriff’s Department Captain Brian Hornaday termed a low-speed pursuit on Interstate 70 eastbound out of the city. “We were able to use stop sticks to deflate the tires of the vehicle, and we ended up stopping it at mile marker 307.”
The pursuit began after Deputies had initially responded to the 1700 block of West Ash Street in Junction City after a victim reported that a vehicle ( Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck ) was stolen from that area. The was located by a Geary County Sheriff’s Deputy within a few minutes. A traffic stop was attempted and the driver fled. Eventually, the driver led Deputies onto the interstate at mile marker 295 at U.S. 77 and the pursuit moved in an easterly direction.
A Geary County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was also used to assist in the apprehension. During the apprehension. Interstate 70 was also closed for approximately 10 minutes.
The Sheriff’s Office thanked the Grandview Plaza Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol for their assistance, and also reminded citizens to always ensure their vehicles are locked and not left running when attended.