LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff's authorities say officers found an assault rifle and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition in a car after a chase in Lawrence.
The Sheriff's Office says Vince Wyatt was arrested for possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated assault, felony fleeing, and distribution of narcotics.
Sgt. Kirsten Channel says the chase began early Wednesday when a sheriff's deputy stopped a car in Lawrence for a traffic violation. He called for backup after seeing an AR-15 rifle in the car, and the suspect drove off.
During the 5-minute pursuit, Wyatt drove through several parking lots before striking an unoccupied, parked vehicle and nearly hitting a pedestrian. Officials say a search uncovered the rifle, ammunition and drugs.
State prison officials say Wyatt, 26, is on parole, with previous convictions including several felony burglaries in Leavenworth County.