Deputies in northwest Kansas were able to subdue a machete-wielding suspect Monday after a high-speed chase, according to a news release from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.
After receiving a call reporting a domestic disturbance west of Hoxie around 12:30 a.m. Monday, deputies learned that a suspect had left the address in question, according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page.
Deputies soon found the vehicle the suspect was driving and tried to stop it, but the suspect fled. The suspect led them on a chase that reached speeds of “over 100 mph down country roads,” according to the release.
After backing off of the chase due to unsafe speeds, law enforcement found the vehicle again and followed it to the address of the initial disturbance call.
The suspect parked, exited the vehicle and headed toward law enforcement with a machete, the release said. After ignoring commands to drop the machete, the suspect was shocked with a Taser, subdued and taken into custody, the release said.
The name of the suspect was not released early Tuesday morning. The ordeal lasted just over an hour, the release said.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Hoxie Police Department assisted with the chase and the suspect’s capture.