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Texas man leads authorities on high-speed chase through two counties

Midday in Kansas
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 1:34 AM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - A Texas man is in custody after leading authorities on a chase through two Kansas counties.

Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation Police attempted to pull a vehicle over around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 75 Hwy near 206th Rd. in Jackson County after they clocked the driver speeding over 100 mph.

The driver, Brendon Stephens, 31, of Sachse, Texas refused to stop beginning the chase. Jackson County deputies took over the chase as it made its way into Brown County.

Brown County deputies then released tire deflation devices which disabled the vehicle, ending the pursuit.

Authorities said Stephens crashed his vehicle into a ditch west of Fairview on U.S. 36 Hwy and took off on foot.

Stephens was found a short time later and taken into custody. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail on felony flee and eluding charges.

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