BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after three county high-speed chase.
Just before 4a.m. Monday, a sheriff's deputy on patrol in the 400 block of NW 10th Avenue in rural Barton County attempted to stop a 2010 Ford Fusion for a traffic infraction, according to Sheriff Brian Bellendir.
Sheriff's deputies ultimately were able to box in the suspect's vehicle just west of Albert, approximately one half mile west of the Barton/Rush County line.
Deputies arrested the driver Shaina Kuester, 23, of rural Barton County. She is being held on a bond of $10,000 on requested charges that include possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony flee and elude and a number of other traffic violations, according to Bellendir. She has two previous convictions for drug possession in Barton County, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.