Domestic Disturbance Sends Suspect On The Run

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson/Sarah Plake)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson/Sarah Plake)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Topeka Police say a domestic disturbance led to a foot chase and arrest involving several agencies near Security Benefit Friday morning.

Topeka Police and Kansas Highway Patrol officers were called to the business on SW 6th between Fairlawn and Wanamaker around 9:30 am Friday. TPD says a woman fought with her ex-boyfriend earlier in the morning and she reported that he had followed her to the business.

The woman's sister told 13 News her sister was afraid of the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Anthony Long, and asked to accompany her roommate to work at Security Benefit for safety. When Long turned up there, she called police.

TPD says one of the officers responding saw Long and, rather than coming to talk to the officer, he ran toward the tree line off I-70 and Fairlawn. They called KHP to join in the search.

KHP responded with K9s and their airplane. The pilot spotted Long laying in the grass and directed officers to his position.

Long was taken into custody around 11 am. He was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on charges of domestic battery, assault, criminal threat, obstruction and violation of a court order.

Shawnee County District Court records show Long was due to appear in court Monday, Dec. 9, on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge from July involving the woman in Friday's alleged incident.

Topeka Police say Long originally told officers he was at Security Benefit to see his mother.

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