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Drivers arrested after pursuits
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Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a pursuit Wednesday evening in Great Bend started after a deputy saw motorist run a red light.
Deputy Alex Lomas reported seeing the traffic infraction at 7:11 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway and McKinley St.  He attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his lights and siren, but the driver refused to stop and went east on Broadway.
“The vehicle then continued to flee south on Washington and turned on to 12th Street, at which time it was blocked in by another sheriff patrol car,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “The driver attempted to flee from the deputies on foot, at which time he was subdued and taken into custody. The driver was identified as Trey Michael Schartz, age 32, of Great Bend. Schartz was transported to the Barton County Jail without incident and booked on numerous charges, including fleeing and eluding law enforcement officer, reckless driving, transporting open container, numerous traffic violations, and liquor violations. Schartz remains in jail at this time awaiting bond.

Another pursuit
The Great Bend Police Office also reported a pursuit, which began at 3:41 a.m. Thursday on Eighth St. The driver was arrested for flee and elude and several other violations after he wrecked a vehicle at Fifth and Pine Street and fled on foot. Another man, who had an outstanding warrant, also fled from the vehicle. Both were booked into the county jail in lieu of bond, and the vehicle was impounded.