PITTSBURG — A Fort Scott man is in jail today following a Sunday morning car chase.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday police attempted to stop Logan Miles Secrist, 28, of Fort Scott for allegedly driving with illegal registration.
Secrist allegedly refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
Secrist allegedly fled north on Broadway and continued north on Highway 69 where a Crawford County deputy joined the pursuit. Secrist continued north on highway 69, then turned west on Highway 47. As he entered the City of Girard, a Girard officer deployed a stop-stick tire deflation device. Secrist allegedly swerved his vehicle at the Girard Police Officer, who was able to get out of the way of the vehicle as it passed and struck the stop stick device.
Secrist then allegedly continued west out of the Girard on Highway 47, then turned north on Highway 3. Secrist continued north on Highway 3 until he lost control of his vehicle and entered a ditch near the intersection of 660 Avenue, where he was arrested by officers and deputies.
PPD has preferred the following charges: possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony fleeing or eluding law enforcement, driving while suspended, reckless driving and illegal registration. Additionally, the CCSO has filed charges of aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Secrist is also being held on a parole violation.
This was far from the first time Secrist had run from law enforcement, in 2008 he was convicted of felony fleeing or eluding in Bourbon County and again in 2011.
Secrist also has a 2011 DUI conviction and was convicted of aggravated battery and criminal threat in 2015.
Secrist has been in and out of prison since 2009.
The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
— Patrick Richardson is the managing editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @PittEditor.