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Driver arrested after pursuit
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A motorist who allegedly refused to stop for a Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputy early Sunday was arrested after a pursuit on county roads, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
According to reports, Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen attempted to stop a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro in the 100 block of SE 20 Road for a speeding violation, just before 1 a.m. on Sunday.
“When the deputy turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect continued west at a high rate of speed,” Bellendir said. BCSO deputies pursued the Camaro for approximately 10 miles before the driver, Great Bend resident James Skinner, pulled into a rural residence in the southwestern part of Barton County. He attempted to flee on foot and was captured.
James Skinner, age 51, was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of felony flee and elude, felony obstruction and numerous traffic violations. Skinner was released on $5,000 bond.