Topeka Man Leads Deputy on Chase

Jackson County Sheriff Charles Cornell said Jason Gfeller, 36, refused to stop for a deputy Friday evening near Mayetta, leading him on a chase that ended when both vehicles crashed. Gfeller was arrested on several charges including second DUI.

Jason Gfeller

MAYETTA, Kan - At approximately 8:20 p.m. a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a south bound vehicle for excessive speed on US 75 Hwy near Mayetta.

Jackson County Sheriff Charles Cornell said the suspect vehicle led the deputy on a six mile chase down back roads west of US 75 Hwy. He says at one point the suspect vehicle turned around and ran the deputy’s vehicle into a ditch before both the suspect vehicle and the deputy went through a “T” intersection wrecking both vehicles.

The Deputy received minor injuries from the accident.

The suspect, Jason Gfeller, Age 36, of Topeka, was checked by EMS and released at the scene.

Gfeller is currently being held at the Jackson County Detention Center on charges of second DUI, Felony Flee and Elude, Reckless Driving and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Bond has not been set at this time.


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