Bond Set For Suspect In Hour-Long Car Chase

By: Chris Fisher/Michael Moore/Melissa Brunner Email
By: Chris Fisher/Michael Moore/Melissa Brunner Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW-TV) Bond is set at $25,000 for a man accused of leading several law enforcement agencies on a nearly hour-long car chase through Topeka overnight.

Authorities say the chase started just before midnight Monday evening when officers tried to stop red Mazda 3 at 21st and Adams for traffic violations.

The Topeka Police Department, along with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Capital Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol all assisted in the nearly hour-long chase.

It finally came to an end near Willow and Greenwood after the suspect vehicle tires were flattened by stop sticks and he drove into a road construction site.

Joshua Carpenter, 25, was taken into custody. Detectives say evidence of financial crimes was thrown from the car and items were found in the car. An investigation is ongoing.

Carpenter was booked on charges including speeding, reckless driving, drug possession and fleeing. He has a docket hearing set for February 26th.


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