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Suspect flees, arrested after pursuit

Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a high speed chase for a wanted man from Bushton at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Karie L. McBride, 29, was arrested after he pulled over and surrendered two miles west of the Barton/Rush County line, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

There were no injuries or damage to property during the chase.

According to reports, BCSO detectives were looking for McBride, who had felony warrants through Ness County and Rush County. They were conducting surveillance on a resident on Eisenhower Court, on the west side of Great Bend. When McBride arrived at the residence, detectives approached the vehicle and he drove off. 

Other BCSO officers were in the area and gave pursuit. McBride fled west of Great Bend, eventually entering Rush and Pawnee counties. Deputies from both of those counties assisted in the pursuit.

The chase covered more than 30 miles and at times speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour, Bellendir said. 

McBride arrested and booked into the Barton County jail early Saturday on a Ness County warrant for possession of opiate or narcotics and possession of paraphernalia, both with intent to distribute, with bond set at $90,000, and on a Rush County warrant for theft, burglary to a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm, with bond set at $25,000. McBride was also charged with felony flee and elude, with bond set at $5,000.