The incident started near Broadway and Columbus in Newton with an aggravated burglary.
Three men were in custody and police were searching for a weapon after an attempted burglary followed by a high-speed chase Tuesday morning.
The incident started near Broadway and Columbus in Newton with an aggravated burglary. Officers found the car shortly after the reported burglary and attempted to pull the it over when the driver took off. A chase ensued through Newton and onto I-135.
“It went around town then went onto the interstate. At one point he went southbound in the northbound lanes and ran vehicles off the road,” said Lt. Bryan Hall of the Newton Police Department.
The vehicle left the interstate at 125th St. and went south toward Kechi.
Police deployed spike strips, but the driver continued to drive on flat tires — entering the interstate at K-254 in Sedgwick County. The driver attempted to exit then re-enter K-254 when the vehicle crashed near Kechi at about 7:35 a.m.
Three suspects fled, one armed with a handgun, according to a press release from the Newton Police Department. Two men were arrested as they exited the vehicle. The third left on foot but was arrested after a short foot chase. No one was injured. Officers are continuing to search for the weapon.
The names of those arrested have not been released, pending investigation. Charges will be filed in Harvey County. Initial arrests were for aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.