Man arrested after leading Emporia officers on car, foot chase

FILE(Emporia Police Dept.)
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:23 PM CST
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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - One man is behind bars after he allegedly led Emporia Police officers on both a car and a foot chase.

KVOE reports officials were led on a vehicle chase as well as a foot chase after an alleged traffic violation on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Police Captain Ray Mattas said an officer attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of 11th and Cottonwood, however, the driver sped off. The driver has since been identified as Jon Buchanan III, 41.

Emporia Police Department officials indicated that Buchanan stopped his vehicle in the 100 block of E. 11th St., where he instead decided to run.

Officials noted that Buchanan was eventually captured in the 1000 block of Exchange St. The car he had been driving did roll away from its parking spot as the chase occurred and hit a nearby parked car.

Buchanan was arrested by EPD and booked into the Lyon Co. Jail on fleeing and eluding, interference with law enforcement officers and traffic offenses.

Formal charges for Buchanan remain pending.