One arrested after leading Troopers on Shawnee Co. chase

One arrested after leading Troopers on Shawnee Co. chase
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 11:58 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One man is behind bars after he allegedly led KHP Troopers on a chase through Shawnee County.

Kansas Highway Patrol tells 13 NEWS that Matthew Scott Cusumano, 47, was arrested following a police chase in Shawnee Co. on Tuesday night, Dec. 13.

Troopers said they attempted to pull Cusumano’s vehicle over around 10:25 p.m. on eastbound I-70 near the Fairlawn exit for a traffic violation, however, he failed to yield and started a chase.

KHP said it was able to use stop sticks and a TVI maneuver to stop the chase before it entered the Kansas Turnpike about 10 minutes after the chase began.

Officials said during the chase, Cusumano drove directly at a Trooper’s vehicle.

Cusumano was arrested and booked into the Shawnee Co. Jail on the following:

  • Flee or attempt to elude
  • Speeding
  • Possession of a stimulant
  • Reckless driving
  • Use or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia
  • Improper driving on a laned roadway
  • Following too close
  • Interference with LEO
  • Assault of a law enforcement officer

Cusumano remains behind bars with no bond listed. The Jail’s website also indicates he is being held for crimes out of Missouri as well.