Kansas man driving combine leads law enforcement on chase
Ellinwood Authorities say a central Kansas man has been arrested after stealing a large piece of farm equipment and hitting power poles and law enforcement vehicles as he fled.
Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says the pursuit started Tuesday night after dispatch received reports that someone was driving a combine recklessly.
KWCH-TV reports that the combine damaged power poles along a highway and in a neighborhood in the town of Ellinwood. The combine also struck a pickup truck. Ellinwood police say that when they arrived, the driver put the machine in reverse, ramming into a police cruiser before leaving.
The sheriff's department says a deputy set up a road block but that the combine driver rammed into the deputy's patrol car. Ultimately, authorities fired at the combine to disable it.