Bates County Sheriff’s Vehicle Pursuit and Footrace

On October 26th a Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Chevy pickup that was traveling west on 18 highway. The vehicle failed to yield and continued to travel westbound on 18 towards Merwin in excess of 100 mph. In Merwin the vehicle turned south on Y highway. Once in Amsterdam the vehicle turned west on Elm street and slowed down. The Deputy observed the passenger door open and the passenger started to jump out of the vehicle. He then closed the door and stayed in the vehicle. The vehicle then traveled out of town onto county road 9002. It traveled to a T intersection at county road 13501 and county road 10502 where it slid into a ditch and came to a rest.

Two males exited the vehicle and began running on foot into a field. The Deputy was able to catch the subject that exited from the passenger side of the car. The driver continued running north towards a residence. The passenger who was taken into custody was identified as Dylan Warren Warren had 7 warrants out of Butler for Failure to Appear.

Once other units arrived to the scene they conducted a search of the area. They were able to locate the driver who was identified as Kraig Thompson. Thompson advised a Deputy that there was methamphetamine inside the vehicle. The Deputy was able to locate the methamphetamine as well as a blue glass pipe. Thompson had 2 warrants out of Rich hill for Failure to Appear. Due to Thompson fleeing from Law Enforcement he created a substantial risk for injury or death to himself or others by driving erratically into oncoming lanes of traffic. He was charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $25000.00 cash or surety.