24-year old Richard Musil was arrested Friday night in Graham County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Musil fled officers for 90 minutes in a chase that began in Thomas County.
Musil, who was wanted on a felony warrant out of Barton County, was eastbound on Interstate 70 approximately 3 miles west of Oakley when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop him for a traffic violation. Musil did not stop and fled, exiting the interstate onto U.S. Highway 83 that winds south and east around the city of Oakley.
He continued driving east on U.S. Highway 40, then criss-crossing on country roads through Gove and Graham counties before coming to a stop approximately 1 mile south of Hill City and 1 mile east of U.S. Highway 283.
According to KHP, Music was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. 11 troopers were involved in the chase that included the Highway Patrol airborne unit along with local law enforcement personnel.