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2 arrested after chase, crash at Kanopolis Lake

Law enforcement arrested two people in Ellsworth County after a brief car chase that ended in a crash and the suspects breaking into a home at Kanopolis Lake.
Law enforcement arrested two people in Ellsworth County after a brief car chase that ended in a crash and the suspects breaking into a home at Kanopolis Lake.(KWCH 12)
Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 5:15 AM CDT
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KANOPOLIS LAKE, Kan. (KWCH) - Law enforcement arrested two people in Ellsworth County after a brief chase that ended in a crash and the suspects breaking into a home at Kanopolis Lake.

Someone reported a motorcycle driving too fast at the lake. An Ellsworth County sheriff’s deputy responded and observed a white pickup trucking driving at excessive speeds. The deputy tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver took off and then crashed near the marina a shortly after.

The driver and passenger got out of the vehicle and broke into a nearby mobile home and would not come out.

The sheriff’s office called in the Kansas Highway Patrol Special Response Team to try and get the suspects out of the home.

“They started to breach the door and the male subject came to the door and unlocked it and then they were both taken into custody without incident,” Sheriff Murray Marston said.

The truck driver was identified as 36-year-old Matthew Timothy Schroeder of McPherson. The passenger was identified as 38-year-old Rachel Leann Hale of Galva. Schroeder was transported to the Ellsworth County Jail and Hale was transported to the Lindsborg Community Hospital by Marquette EMS for injuries she sustained due to the crash.

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