Deputies with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE 10 Road for a traffic infraction. Upon initiating the stop, the vehicle failed to yield and fled from the deputy, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
According to reports, deputies pursued the vehicle until it came to a stop in the 300 block of NE 50 RD. The occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot into a field just to the south of that location.
The Kansas Highway Patrol K-9 units were contacted and responded to the area. With their assistance, two suspects were located approximately a quarter mile into the field and taken into custody.
Jason Payne and Sabrina Carr, both of Great Bend, were placed under arrest and transported to the Barton County Jail. Payne is being held on charges of felony flee and elude, felony obstruction, reckless driving, and numerous other infractions. Carr was being held on felony obstruction, but was released on Monday after posting two $5,000 and $2,500 surety bonds and two $250 cash bonds.
This case is still under investigation and further charges maybe pending.