Colorado Man Leads Kansas Police on Chase Through Three Counties

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
September 01, 2016

A police chase Wednesday that took place through three counties and covered more than 100 miles ended without incident or injury. 

Michael Brian Keith Thomas, a 24yo from Loveland, Colorado led several police officers from Saline County, McPherson County, Marion County, and the Kansas Highway patrol on a chase that began over Wednesday’s noon hour when he alluded a police officer in Saline county. The 45-minute chase finally ended when Thomas and his passenger surrendered to police near the Marion and Butler County line. 

Thomas is being charged on several counts, including fleeing and alluding; felony obstruction; criminal trespassing; reckless driving; possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia; driving the wrong way on the interstate; habitually driving with a revoked drivers license; and driving with an illegal tag. Thomas also had two outstanding warrants from Colorado. His passenger, also from Colorado, was not arrested and police are not releasing her name.  

Thomas was booked into the Saline County jail where he is awaiting extradition to Colorado.