Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies located and arrested a 34-year-old Great Bend man wanted on several outstanding warrants Tuesday evening following a months-long search, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
On April 12, Taylor, was wanted on multiple outstanding felony warrants including failing to appear, contempt of court, as well as distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also involved in a high-speed pursuit that led law enforcement into northwest Pawnee County and involved four different law enforcement agencies including BCSO.
Taylor sustained serious injuries when he crashed his vehicle and was not arrested at that time, the sheriff said. After his release from the hospital, Taylor continued to evade law enforcement.
Over the course of last several days, Detective Adam Hales developed information as to Taylor’s whereabouts, Bellendir said. As a result of that information, BCSO placed several locations under surveillance.
Hales located Taylor in the 3400 block of 18th Street at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Several Barton County Sheriff’s officers were standing by in the area and approached Taylor, who was in a vehicle at the time of his arrest.
Taylor was transported to the Barton County Jail without incident.
Taylor is being held on eight separate warrants, several of which there is no bond. Warrants from Barton County, Pawnee County and the City of Great Bend have been served.