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.
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