A Great Bend man who allegedly led the Barton County Sheriff’s Office on a pursuit early Saturday spent the night in Cheyenne Bottoms before being arrested later that morning.
Brandon A. Dannebohm, 33, was booked in the Barton County Jail on a charge of flee and elude, as well as a probation violation warrant.
According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, the pursuit started around 3 a.m. Saturday when Deputy Doug Parks attempted to stop a 2007 Kia Sportage in the 300 block of NE 30 Road.
“The suspect vehicle attempted to flee from the deputies northbound on NE 40 Ave.,” Bellendir said. Officers gave chase. “The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch in the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. The driver, who was the only occupant, fled from the scene. Sheriff’s officers searched the area in an attempt to locate the suspect but were unable to do so due to darkness and rough terrain.”
Deputy Sheriff Alex Lomas searched the area again later in the morning and located Dannebohm wandering in a field around 8:25 a.m. Dannebohm, who already had an outstanding Barton County warrant, admitted to being the driver of the Kia, Bellendir said. As of Monday morning, he was being held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bond.