Sep 15, 2021 3:39 PM

Two arrested following high speed chase

Posted Sep 15, 2021 3:39 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Two people were arrested following a high speed chase Tuesday night. According to the Reno County Sheriff’s Department, Clancy Nelson fled from law enforcement as they tried to make a vehicle stop in the city. 

Nelson drove south on Avenue A to US 50 and then east at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Deputies were able to force Nelson off the road near Burrton, where he was taken to the hospital before being taken to jail. He faces potential charges of aggravated kidnapping, drug possession and fleeing and eluding. His bond is set at $221,000. 

One of two passengers in the vehicle, Heather Smith was also arrested for drug distribution and other warrants. She is jailed on a bond of $28,500. The second passenger was released from the scene.

According to the SO the two passengers wanted out of the vehicle during the chase but Nelson refused thus the potential kidnapping charges. Formal charges are expected to be filed within a week.

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