Topeka man arrested in Jackson Co. following crash with Capitol Police after multi-county pursuit

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Published: Feb. 19, 2022 at 6:28 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man is behind Jackson Co. bars after he was caught driving a stolen pickup and initiated a chase early Saturday morning.

Jackson Co. Sheriff Tim Morse reported a chase began in Topeka on Saturday morning, Feb. 19, when a Topeka man, later identified as Jeffery Eugene Peak, 36, was spotted driving a stolen 1978 Chevrolet pickup by Topeka Police officers. Peak was eventually able to lose the TPD cruisers.

A short while later, Peak was spotted by the Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee Co. deputies, initiating a second chase. The pursuit headed west through Shawnee and Pottawatomie counties.

Around 1:15 a.m., Morse said the chase entered Jackson Co. along 110 Rd. and continued eastbound where Jackson Co. deputies and Hoyt Police attempted to use stop sticks, which effectively deflated three out of four of the truck’s tires.

The chase ended when Peak hit a Capitol Police patrol vehicle head-on just west of Hoyt. He said a Shawnee Co. deputy and Jackson Co. deputy both tried to disable the Chevy with a tactical vehicle intervention technique.

Finally, around 1:55 a.m., Peak’s vehicle came to a stop just west of the Jefferson Co. line on 114th Rd.

The vehicle came to a stop just west of the Jefferson County line on 114th Road at around 1:55 a.m. Saturday.

Peak, 36 was arrested by Troopers and transported to the Jackson County Jail where charges are pending. A passenger in the vehicle was released.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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