A Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a vehicle pursuit at 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday that led to the arrest of Nicholas Curtice, 35, of rural Hoisington, for outstanding warrants, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
“The deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a defective brake lamp violation,” Bellendir said. “Normally this sort of stop is simply a courtesy to advise the driver of defective equipment.”
According to reports, the deputy was in the 100 block of Southeast 1 Avenue, south of the City of Great Bend. When the deputy activated his lights, the green 1997 Cadillac Deville fled from the deputy at a high rate of speed.
The officer chased the car into the southern part of Barton County at which point the suspect lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Southeast 50 Road and Southeast 20 Avenue, and struck a stop sign. The driver continued to flee and went into Stafford County.
He then came back into Barton County at which time it struck a deer during the course of the pursuit. Deputies were able get the vehicle stopped in the 800 block of Southeast 50 Road.
It was discovered Curtice had outstanding arrest warrants through the Barton County District Court. Curtice was arrested on the Barton County warrant and was also charged with felony flee and elude, criminal damage to property, driving while revoked and numerous other traffic violations.
He is being held in the Barton County Jail with no bond on the warrant.