A high speed chase in Barton County Sunday resulted in the arrest of an escapee from Ellis County.
Early Sunday morning, officer Shaun Elmore of the Hoisington Police Department observed a 2006 green Pontiac Grand Prix entering Hoisington on K-4. The car had been reported stolen by 20-year old Matthew Kloke in Ellis County. Kloke was being sought by the Hays Police Department.
Elmore started following the car through Hoisington while waiting for backup to arrive. As the vehicle headed south on highway 281, speeds increased and the pursuit was on. Officer Elmore turned on his lights and sirens to try and stop the vehicle. Speeds increased to over 100 miles per hour as the chase headed toward Great Bend.
Kloke then turned onto the Washington Street extension and continued South toward Great Bend. As the pursuit entered the city at the Washington Street bridge, officers from the Great Bend Police Department deployed stop sticks. Kloke attempted to avoid the sticks and lost control of the vehicle, rolling and striking a fence.
Kloke was arrested and booked into the Barton County jail for Felony flee and elude, reckless driving and possession of stolen property. Bond was set at $5000. There were no injuries in the pursuit and resulting rollover.