A police chase after a traffic stop early Thursday led to the arrest of a Winfield man with a felony warrant, according to police.
Michael Keophonthepha was shocked with a stun gun, arrested and taken into custody after leading police on a chase following a routine traffic stop just south of Winfield, according to a news release from the Winfield Police Department.
A Winfield officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Keophonthepha just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning on the southern edge of Winfield, the release said.
The driver failed to stop for the officer and led police on a low-speed chase before later speeding up, the release said, and traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. 77 for a stretch.
The chase ended on a dead-end road in the 8000 block of 192nd Road, which is just south of Winfield. After being shocked with a police stun gun, the suspect was taken to a local hospital for possible injury before being transported to the Cowley County Jail.
Keophonthepha was arrested on suspicion of felony flee and elude, felony outstanding warrant, interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, the release said.