by Susan Gager
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
10:44 AM CST, February 6, 2013
A man shoots at a person trying to steal a car from his auto sales lot. The botched theft happened Wednesday morning in Harvey County. It then turned into a manhunt spanning from Burrton to Bentley.
Wednesday morning, the owner of Southwest Wheels Auto Sales near Burrton called 911 to report someone was stealing one of his trucks. When he went outside, he found a second person trying to steal another truck. The driver tried to hit him with it, but the owner was armed with a shotgun. Police say the owner fired and the suspect crashed the truck into a tree. The owner fired another round hitting the suspect in the leg. At that time, the suspect took off on foot prompting a manhunt.
For nearly an hour, Harvey County authorities searched for the suspect. They found him near an embankment about a mile south of 109th and 167th street West. He was taken into custody. They are still looking for another suspect.
Jack Stanley, 35, was taken to the hospital for treatment, then booked into the Sedgwick County jail. The case has been turned over to the Sedgwick County Attorney's office
During the chase, sheriff's deputies found the stolen van. They say it was one of several recovered in an overnight crime spree that spanned across Harvey, Butler and Sedgwick Counties.
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