Man arrested after chase, crash in Winfield

WINFIELD, Kan. (KWCH) The Winfield Police Department arrests a 25-year-old man following a chase that ended in a crash Tuesday night in Winfield.

At about 11 p.m., Winfield police responded to a report of a subject with active arrest warrants. Officers identified this subject as 25-year-old John Charles McCoy, of Winfield.

Officers saw McCoy outside the Casey's General Store on West 9th Avenue in Winfield and McCoy ran away.

Police say officers began searching the area and found McCoy in a vehicle in an alley in the 800 block of Menor Street

He failed to follow officers' verbal commands to surrender and drove away in the vehicle.

"McCoy led officers on a pursuit through Winfield, committing multiple moving violations," police say.

The chase went to a dead-end in the 1900 block of Winfield Avenue. Police say McCoy caused damage to private property and Winfield Police patrol cars. He also struck a Cowley County Sheriff's deputy vehicle before crashing his vehicle into a tree, disabling it.

No officers were injured. McCoy was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital after which officers arrested him and booked him into the Cowley County Jail on two counts of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, flee and attempt to elude, driving while suspended, reckless driving and criminal damage to property.

McCoy also had three outstanding warrants.