Nov 23, 2020 1:00 AM

Deputies arrest woman after standoff in Kan. corn field

Posted Nov 23, 2020 1:00 AM
Cook-photo Shawnee Co.
Cook-photo Shawnee Co.

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on multiple felony charges following a weekend pursuit and standoff.

Just after 11a.m.Saturday, a deputy responded to the 3800 block of NW 16th Street to check on an erratic driver, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.

The deputy located a silver Dodge Caravan and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Theresa A. Cook, 40 of Topeka, refused to stop and initiated a pursuit.

The Caravan came to a stop in a cornfield near NW 75 Highway. The deputy, his K9 partner and multiple law enforcement officers were on scene. A brief standoff ensued before Cook was taken into custody.

The only other occupant of the Caravan, a dog, was safely removed from the vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

Cook was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of felony flee and elude, interference with law enforcement, trespassing on railroad property, multiple traffic related charges and more.