Dec 23, 2020 8:00 AM

Update: Kan. burglary suspect in vehicle pursuit in custody

Posted Dec 23, 2020 8:00 AM
Gaston photo Jackson Co. 
Gaston photo Jackson Co. 

JACKSON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities captured a Kansas felon who ran during a vehicle pursuit Tuesday.

The pursuit began just after 11a.m. on 126th Road and ended in the 13500 block of 190th Road east of U.S. Highway 75 when 35-year-old Cody Wayne Gaston of Holton fled into a wooded area, according to Sheriff Tim Morse. 

A female passenger from his vehicle was taken into custody at the scene.

Jackson County Sheriff’s K-9s, KHP K-9s, a KHP helicopter and a drone were used in the search. They captured Gaston near 190th and R.4 Road just after 5:30 pm.

Gaston is being held on a number requested traffic charges and possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Gaston is also a suspect in an aggravated assault case on 126th Road, and a burglary and theft to an uninhabited residence on R.4 Road. 

In April, Gaston was arrested after pursuit and crash in Jackson County.

According to Morse, Gaston was driving a motorcycle northbound on Q.4 Road near 262nd and a deputy attempted to stop the motorcyclist for a traffic infraction. Gaston fled northbound and wrecked just south of 286th Road.

Gaston was not injured, and was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail for fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, driving while suspended, possession of opiates, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has previous convictions for burglary and forgery, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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JACKSON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities continue to search for a suspect in connection with a vehicle pursuit that begin on 126th Road in Jackson County shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse.

The pursuit ended in the 13500 block of 190th Road east of U.S. 75 Highway when the driver 35-year-old Cody Wayne Gaston fled into a wooded area.

A female passenger is currently in custody.

Jackson County Sheriff’s K-9s, KHP K-9s, a KHP helicopter and a drone were used in the search.

Gaston is a white male, 5-foot-11, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his right and left arms. Gaston may possibly be between U.S. 75 Highway and R.4 Road between 182nd and 190th in Jackson County, according to Morse.

It is important for anyone in the immediate area to keep homes, outbuildings and vehicles locked and secured. If anyone has information of Gaston’s whereabouts, contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 785-364-2251.

In April, Gaston was arrested after pursuit and crash in Jackson County.

According to Morse, Gaston was driving a motorcycle northbound on Q.4 Road near 262nd and a deputy attempted to stop the motorcyclist for a traffic infraction. Gaston fled northbound and wrecked just south of 286th Road.

Gaston was not injured, and was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail for fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, driving while suspended, possession of opiates, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has previous convictions for burglary and forgery, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.