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Vehicle theft suspect arrested after pursuit

Tristan Morris ( Credit: Brown Co Sheriff's Office)

(KNZA)--A Topeka man, accused of stealing a vehicle from Hiawatha, was taken into custody following a pursuit.

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant, in a release, said the Sheriff's Office was notified Sunday that a vehicle reported stolen from Hiawatha a few days prior was located at a residence in the vicinity of 130th and Falcon Roads on the Kickapoo Reservation.

At about 8:00 Sunday morning, Merchant said the vehicle drove away from the residence and failed to yield to deputies and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle pulled in to a field in the vicinity of 220th and Acorn Roads where the driver and sole occupant, 26-year-old Tristan Morris, was arrested with incident.

Following his arrest, Morris was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony Obstruction, possession of stolen property, flee and attempt to elude, reckless driving and no drivers license. Morris also had felony warrants in Brown County for probation violation and failure to appear as well as a felony warrant out of Douglas County, Nebraska for failure to appear.

No injuries were reported in the pursuit.

The Kickapoo, Iowa and Sac and Fox Tribal Police Departments, as well as Nemaha County Sheriff's Department and Sabetha Police Department assisted in the case.

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