High Speed Chase That Began in Great Bend Wal-Mart Ends in Pratt
Local authorities were involved in a high-speed chase on Sunday night. Great Bend police were dispatched to the Great Bend Wal-Mart on Sunday evening in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, they observed a black male, later identified as 32-year-old Marcus C. Taylor leaving in a Chevrolet passenger car. Officer’s attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Taylor refused to stop. Officer began to chase the vehicle through Great Bend and left the city limits. Once deputies from Barton County were able to take over the chase, Great Bend officers were called off. Barton County deputies continued the chase through Stafford County and into Pratt County. Spike strips were used on Taylor’s vehicle during the chase, and his vehicle eventually struck a utility pole in Pratt, ending the chase. Taylor was checked by Pratt EMS for minor injures, and then he was taken into custody. Evidence was seized from his vehicle. Taylor was taken to the Pratt County Jail, and booked with charges still pending in Barton County. Assisting in the chase were Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Pratt County Sheriff’s Office, Pratt Police Department, Macksville Police, St. John Police, Pratt EMS, and the Kansas Highway Patrol.