Press Release for November 5th, 2020

On Thursday November 5, 2020, at 11:42 a.m., the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a individual that was working on the Belvue bridge, on Schoeman road, rural Belvue, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.  The individual reported that a black Honda had almost ran over construction workers.  Deputies in the area were alerted to the reckless driver and given the description of the vehicle.  A Deputy was able to locate a black vehicle traveling Westbound on Highway 24, at a high rate of speed, near Genn Road, rural Wamego, Kansas.  The Deputy attempted to catch up and stop the vehicle.  The vehicle continued Westbound on Highway 24, from Wamego.  The Deputy continued to pursue the vehicle, until the vehicle struck tire deflation devices near Hopkins Creek Road, in rural St. George, Kansas.  The vehicle continued Westbound on Highway 24, near Tuttle Creek Boulevard, where the vehicle lost control and came to a stop.  The driver was identified as David Burke, 41, of Ogden, Utah.  Mr. Burke was taken into custody, the case is under investigation and charges are pending.  No injuries were reported in the chase, or construction site incident.  The Kansas Highway Patrol, St. George Police Department, Wamego Police Department and the Riley County Police Department assisted with incident.

Thank you,

Shane Jager