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3 people arrested after deputy’s car rammed during chase

January 3, 2019

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Three people from Great Bend are jailed after a chase in central Kansas during which the driver rammed a deputy’s cruiser.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says a deputy tried to stop a truck early Thursday southeast of Great Bend. Officers later determined the truck was stolen.

Bellindir says the driver, 19-year-old Tanner Guyton, fled in the truck, beginning a 23-mile chase through rural Barton County that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The sheriff says when the chase continued into Great Bend, Guyton intentionally rammed into a deputy’s patrol car. The deputy was not injured.

Eventually, another deputy intentionally rammed the truck, causing it to go into a yard and hit a tree.

Guyton and two passengers face several charges, including aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.

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