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Suspect chased and captured

By The Mercury

Riley County police chased a criminal suspect until he crashed his car and fled on foot in Geary County on Sunday morning.

Devoris Newsom, 27, of Junction City, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license, aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim, theft of a motor vehicle, domestic battery, criminal restraint and criminal trespassing.

That morning, the Riley County Police Department sent out alerts to the public that it was looking for a black male with facial tattoos along K-18. 

Police first tried to contact Newsom when they were responding to a domestic complaint in northeast Manhattan.

Newsom left the scene and officers caught up with him, attempting to perform a traffic stop but couldn’t get him to pull over.

Newsom fled and police pursued him. The pursuit ended when he crashed his vehicle and fled on foot in Geary County. With assistance from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol, Newsom was taken into custody. He is confined in the Riley County Jail in lieu of a $19,000 bond.

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