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Arrest ends 16-mile chase

A Wichita man driving a stolen car loaded with drugs was arrested late July 25 after fleeing east on US-50 to elude deputies and getting stranded on railroad tracks in Chase County.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Bell-One’ S. Meyer, 28, Wichita, was stopped by deputies Matt Regier and Josh Meliza after they saw him drive into a parking lot at Flying Eagle truck stop at Florence.

They thought his car was suspicious because it had red and blue lights on the dashboard. Meyer also had been driving erratically, Undersheriff Larry Starkey said.

Regier pulled the car over at a rest area near the Florence roundabout. When deputies approached, they could see a glass smoking pipe on the console.

Meyer fled. He drove 16 miles down US-50 until his car became stranded on railroad right of way. Chase County deputies joined the pursuit.

Although Meyer called dispatchers to say he was not going to stop because there was a warrant out for him, the sheriff’s department was unable to find any warrant for him.

Deputies searched the car and reported illegal narcotics. Meyer was booked into jail on suspicion of fleeing law enforcement while operating a stolen vehicle, distribution of methamphetamine, interference with law enforcement, possession of stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000.

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