According to a news release from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, one person is in custody following a brief pursuit.
A US Marshals Task Force attempted to arrest 31-year-old Wyatt Henderson of Topeka in the the 3800 block of SW Nottingham Road. Henderson was wanted for outstanding felony warrants. Henderson was sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Pontiac Torrent parked in the driveway of a residence. The Task Force attempted to block the Pontiac with their state parole vehicle. The Pontiac rammed the state parole vehicle and fled the area. A Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who is assigned to the Task Force, was assisting with the arrest and pursued the Pontiac. The pursuit lasted a few blocks until Mr. Henderson lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in the 3800 block of SW Worwick Town Rd.
Henderson was detained and transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained from striking a tree with his vehicle.
In addition to warrants involving aggravated battery and burglary, he was arrested and charged with several other charges, including possession of heroin and aggravated assault.