Hutchinson police have arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at officers investigating an unrelated crime late Monday night.
Police said 31-year-old Jason Mendoza of Hutchinson was taken into custody at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of North Walnut in connection with the shooting. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm, police said by e-mail.
Jail records show Mendoza also is being held on a failure to appear count. His bond is set at $65,000.
Officers were in the 300 block of East Second at about 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man in the area fired a handgun at them, Lt. Thad Pickard said in a prepared statement. The officers were not injured.
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The man ran after firing his handgun. Officers gave chase, Pickard said, but were unable to find him immediately. Mendoza was arrested the following afternoon.
Contributing: Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle