Press release - Pursuit of stolen motorcycle
An all-units chase of a stolen motorcycle resulted in minor injuries and an arrest, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.
After a motorcyclist had eluded the Great Bend Police Department while attempting to make a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon, a BCSO sergeant had located a black motorcycle approaching NW 30 Road and NW 10 Ave. The driver, William Dunn, 29, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, turned westbound on NW 30 Road and accelerated. The sergeant attempted to stop the motorcycle but Dunn turned southbound on U.S. 281 continuing into a Great Bend residential neighborhood while committing numerous traffic violations.
Dunn lost control and crashed at the intersection of 25th St. and Morton St. Both Dunn and passenger, Shyanne Huntley, 22 were transported to University of Kansas Health Systems, Great Bend campus. Dunn sustained minor injuries and Huntley sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Dunn was released from the hospital and booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, felony flee and elude, possession of stolen property, and reckless driving. Dunn has posted a $10,000 bond.
The GPD had attempted to stop the motorcycle at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday before Dunn fled from the police officer on NW 10th Ave. The pursuit was terminated after losing the vehicle.