Fort Riley Soldier Arrested After Foot Chase

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Fort Riley soldier is in trouble with the law after an incident in the Aggieville district over the weekend.

At 12:25 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2012, officials say a police service aide reported that she saw a man kick the drive-thru sign at Arby’s on Bluemont Avenue and damage a black Ford F350 truck, breaking a tail light.

Police officer Calvin Sanders III was on foot patrol in the area and responded to the scene. He made contact with the suspect, 23-year-old Jared Anderson, at the Shop Quik next to Arby’s and tried to confront him but Anderson took off running.

Officials say a foot chase lasting five minutes ensued and during the pursuit, Anderson pushed a citizen out of the way before Officer Sanders was able to catch up with him. During a struggle, police say the officer was pushed down by Anderson, who was eventually taken into custody. An RCPD spokesman identified him as a Fort Riley soldier who lives in Manhattan.

Anderson was arrested for Battery (for allegedly shoving the pedestrian), Criminal Damage to Property (for allegedly damaging the truck), Interference with Law Enforcement and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (for allegedly pushing the police officer to the ground). His bond was set at $2,000. Officials say Anderson refused medical treatment for minor injuries at the scene.


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