Jun 09, 2021 11:30 AM

Sheriff: Wanted Kan. man fled traffic stop after pickup crash

Posted Jun 09, 2021 11:30 AM
Leister -photo Dickinson Co.
Leister -photo Dickinson Co.

DICKINSON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect who ran from a traffic stop and asking the public for help to locate him.

Just after 12:30a.m. Wednesday, On June 9, 2021 a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a black 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 on Interstate 70 near the Fair Road exit, according to Undersheriff Brian Hornaday.

The driver  later identified as Scott L. Leister, 46, of Abilene refused to stop, accelerated and the deputy initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended near the K43 Enterprise exit when the vehicle exited the Interstate, drove through a field and crashed into a tree. 

The driver fled on foot. Deputies pursued, but did not apprehend him.  In addition to local charges as a result of the vehicle pursuit, Leister is also wanted in Geary County for unrelated offenses, according to Hornaday.

` you see Scott Leister or know of his location, please contact the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 263-4041 or your local law enforcement agency.