June 23, 2024

Garden City man arrested after police pursuit

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–A Garden City man was arrested early Thursday morning following a police pursuit that spanned across two counties.

Fifty-six year-old Roberto Gallegos, faces multiple charges from the incident after stealing a vehicle and leading law enforcement on a chase.
 
Around 12:40 a.m., Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to an auto theft that had just occurred in the 500 block of Inge Avenue. Officers learned that a Chevrolet 1500 was stolen from the residence by Gallegos.
 
Officers located the vehicle at 3200 E. Highway 50 (Love’s Travel Stop) and attempted a traffic stop.
 
Gallegos refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit headed east on US Highway 50, and the Finney County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. As stop sticks were being set up to end the pursuit, Gallegos swerved at several Deputies in an attempt to strike them. The vehicle drove onto the shoulder and continued eastbound on US Highway 50. The pursuit traveled into Gray County past Ingalls before stopping near mile marker 99, and Gallegos was taken into custody. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Gray County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the pursuit.
 
Gallegos was lodged in the Finney County Jail on the requested charges of three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, felony in Fleeing and Eluding, felony of Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer, felony of Theft, Reckless Driving, and No Valid Drivers License.
 
No injuries were reported from the incident.
 
*The person(s) involved has not yet been convicted of a crime and are presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the person(s) accused may be found guilty by a court of law.*