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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Garnett man arrested after attempting to elude police, injuring Linn County deputy

A 28-year-old Garnett man was arrested Saturday afternoon, and is facing multiple charges after attempting to elude law-enforcement officers in Miami County, and eventually injuring another after his vehicle collided with a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy patrol vehicle three miles northwest of Parker.

Kevin S. Gedrose was booked into the Linn County Jail Saturday and is accused of aggravated battery on a law-enforcement officer and miscellaneous drug charges, following the incident. 

The accident occurred at about 12:05 p.m. after Gedrose, who was attempting to elude two Osawatomie police officers, failed to stop at a stop sign at County Road 2400 and Devlin Road in rural Linn County and struck a patrol vehicle driven by Deputy Tanner Ogden, 38, of  Pleasanton. 

Kansas Highway Patrol officers said Ogden was injured in the incident and transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Gedrose received possible injuries, but refused medical treatment.

Gedrose is accused of being in possession of cocaine, marijuana and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, at the time of his arrest. 

The incident began around 11:40 a.m. after Osawatomie police learned a suspect in a domestic incident in Parker had left a residence in a white car and was armed with a handgun. The individual, police had learned, threatened to kill a family member, and was possibly headed to Osawatomie. 

While checking the area north of Sixth and Chestnut, an Osawatomie police officer spotted a white car traveling northbound into the city from Plum Creek Road. As the vehicle approached, the driver of the vehicle made an erratic turn onto Chestnut Street and drove away at a high rate of speed. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the officer spotted the driver, who matched the suspect’s description. 

At that point, officers tried conducting a traffic stop. However, the driver would not stop the vehicle, leading officers to an area in northern Linn County where the vehicle collided with the Linn County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol unit.

An investigation continues, and it is unknown at this time whether Gedrose had any connection to the incident in Parker.

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