By JAMES BELL, Hays Post
A Kansas felon was arrested Monday in Sheridan County following a chase that began in Gove County on Monday afternoon.
Darren Joseph Weber, 37, was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear and was spotted northwest of Gove around 1 p.m. Monday, according to Gove County Sheriff Allan Weber.
After a sheriff's deputy made contact with Weber, he drove toward the deputy.
As the Weber passed, the deputy fired at the vehicle striking and puncturing a rear tire.
Another officer attempted to block Weber's vehicle with his own and Weber struck the officer's vehicle, disabling the officer's vehicle, according to Weber.
A pursuit then began that lasted around 18 miles until the suspect stopped in Sheridan County.
After he came to a stop, he attempted to flee through a field, Weber said.
The Kansas Highway Patrol deployed a K9 unit and along with Sheridan County Sheriff's Deputies and KHP troopers, law enforcement located and arrested the suspect.
Weber has previous convictions for interference with law enforcement and aggravated battery in Trego County, according to Kansas Department of Correction records.
He remains in custody in the Trego County jail.