Carbondale man arrested as burglary suspect after vehicle pursuit

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Carbondale man suspected of being involved in local burglaries, after a vehicle pursuit Wednesday that entered Shawnee County but ended in an Osage County field. The suspect, Jeremiah L. Howey, 43, of Carbondale, was eventually taken into custody and transported to the Osage County Jail on several charges.

A sheriff’s office press release said at approximately 4:53 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021, deputies and investigators were in the area of 125th and Auburn Road looking for a vehicle that had possibly been involved in recent burglaries and thefts in the area. Overnight, a fuel theft, a garage burglary, and vehicle burglary had occurred in the area.

An investigator located a matching vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. Several Osage County units, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers, and an aircraft responded to the area to assist.

During the pursuit, the suspect avoided tire deflating devices and drove toward law enforcement. The pursuit entered portions of southwest Shawnee County before coming back into Osage County. The suspect eventually entered a field in the 3700 block of West 125th Street and abandoned his vehicle. A drone was deployed and a K-9 unit responded, and Howey was eventually located and taken into custody.

Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells reported that no other suspects were being sought in this case, and there is no reason for concern in the area.

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