Girl, 3, in protective custody after Wichita father prompts vehicle pursuit

05/28/2014 11:27 AM

05/28/2014 11:27 AM

A 3-year-old girl has been taken into protective custody after her father led Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit, an official said Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Wichita man was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment, possession of opiates, fleeing and eluding and for a Pratt County warrant, sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said.

The office gave this account: At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies tried to stop a white GMC Sonoma for a license-plate violation at Sycamore and Maple. The driver wouldn’t stop, causing officers to pursue him. The driver drove at 40 mph to a home near Central and Meridian, left the vehicle with the 3-year-old and was taken into custody “without incident,” the office said.

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