At 2:24 p.m. Saturday, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a request from Reno County to assist in pursuit of a white GMC Jimmy entering Barton County from Rice County. The units first responded to the southeast corner of Barton County, but the suspect vehicle was later seen in the northeast corner of the county. When the vehicle was seen in a tree line at 2:38 p.m. with the suspect on foot, the K-9 unit was requested. Kansas Highway Patrol and Wildlife and Parks also responded. The K-9 search ended unsuccessfully at 4:07 p.m., with officers advised the suspect might be in the Claflin area.
A rural Barton County resident reported seeing the subject on foot shortly before 7 p.m. "The young man," identified by paperwork as Scott Lotz, was seen walking by Cow Creek near the Rice County line. He was arrested by Rice County officers with assistance from two BCSO deputies. He reportedly had a history of fleeing law enforcement.
No additional information was available Monday.