Topeka man arrested after manhunt involving K-9s and planes

JACKSON COUNTY, KS (KSNT) – A man is in custody following a police chase involving K-9s, several police departments and air units in Jackson County.

According to a press release from Sheriff Tim Morse of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the office was notified at 3:30 a.m. Friday morning of a vehicle on the roadway facing north of the One Stop gas station at 190th and Highway 75. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy found the vehicle abandoned on the roadway.

A tribal police officer found the front window of the business smashed and a man in dark clothes running. Jackson County deputies and the K-9s responded to the scene with air support from the Kansas Highway Patrol to search for the suspect in the area.

MPs were able to take the suspect into custody near 178th Highway and US Highway 75 at around 5:15 a.m.

The man was later identified as Colby Christopher Kastens, 44, of Topeka. He was placed under arrest by Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Tribal Police.

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