According to the Great Bend Police Department at 2 p.m. on On March 25, Officer Michael Bradley conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Odell Street.
During the stop, Officer Bradley learned that the driver later identified as Jeremy Palmer, 43 years of age, had lied about his identity.
While the officer was investigating the situation, Palmer put the vehicle into gear and sped away from the stop location. Officers followed Palmer, but he refused to stop.
Due to the fact that Palmer was driving very hazardously and putting nearby citizens in danger, officers discontinued the pursuit.
They chose to track him from a distance, and took him into custody shortly thereafter when he abandoned his vehicle and tried to leave the area on foot.
“Palmer, it turns out, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Thomas County, for which he will likely serve many years in jail,” Chief of Police Clifton Couch said.
He was also in possession of drugs during the traffic stop.
Palmer was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony obstruction, fleeing and eluding and several additional traffic offenses.