Foot chase after arrest attempt

By Katherine Wartell

A 23-year-old soldier reportedly led officers on a short foot chase near Aggieville early Saturday morning. He was taken into custody on a charge of pushing an officer to the ground while resisting arrest.

Jared Anderson, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 289, was arrested at approximately 12:30 a.m. around the 1100 block of Bluemont Avenue, after authorities say he ran from police when an officer tried to confront him for questioning near Shop Quik. 

Lt. Josh Kyle said Officer Calvan Sanders III approached Anderson after a Riley County Police Department service aid had observed the suspect kick the drive-through sign at Arby’s, 1115 Bluemont Ave. Officers believe he also shattered the tail-light of a parked pick-up truck.

After Anderson allegedly ran from Sanders, Kyle said he pushed a bystander in his way before Sanders caught up to him and a struggle ensued. They say that during that struggle Anderson pushed Sanders down.

Anderson was arrested for battery, battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property and interference with law enforcement.

He was released from the Riley County on $2,000 bond.

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