SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man who was rescued from a pond by deputies after a chase.
Just before 10 p.m. Monday, a deputy with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of SW Montara Parkway and SW Greenview Drive on a maroon Toyota Tacoma that was reported stolen out of Topeka, according to Sheriff's Lt. Scott Wanamaker.
After stopping for a brief moment the suspect vehicle fled from the stop location initiating a pursuit. The pursuit ended on south 75 Highway between 69th and 65th after a successful Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) was performed by the pursuing deputy.
The driver 29-year-old Brandon W Clements fled the vehicle on foot into a tree covered area and ran into a pond. Clements was not able to get himself out of the pond which resulted in deputies having to rescue him from it.
Once Clements was rescued, AMR paramedics were summoned to the scene for treatment due to the cold conditions, and cold water Clements was exposed too. Clements was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for this exposure.
He is facing multiple requested charges including felony flee and elude, felony interference with law enforcement, felony possession of stolen property, possession of opiate, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving without a license, speeding and not signaling a turn.