Man arrested in fatal 2021 Jackson Co wreck

Robert Love, Jr. ( Credit: Jackson Co Sheriff's Office)

(KNZA)--An Auburn, Kansas man has been arrested in connection with a 2021 Jackson County wreck that claimed the life of a Topeka woman during a law enforcement pursuit.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said 44-year-old Robert Eugene Love, Jr., was arrested Sunday on a Jackson County warrant charging him with first-degree murder and 13 other offenses. Morse said Shawnee County deputies located Love in Shawnee County.

The charges were filed last November following an investigation by the Kansas Highway Patrol into a two-vehicle wreck on May 27, 2021 at the intersection of 286th Road and U.S. 75 Highway about 7 miles north of Holton.

The Patrol reports Love was westbound on 286th Road, fleeing from a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy, when he failed stop at the intersection and his car collided with a southbound SUV on U.S. 75.

A passenger in the SUV, Shai Boyd, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four others, including Love, were injured in the wreck.

Love was booked into the Jackson County Jail where he is being held on a $750,000 bond.

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