Serial offender apprehended after motorcycle chase exceeding 110 mph
Posted Mar 24, 2020 1:28 PM
By JAMES BELL Hays Post
A suspect is in custody in Rooks County after leading law enforcement on a chase that exceeded 110 mph Tuesday.
At approximately 12:12 a.m., a Rooks County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle in Plainville for a traffic violation, according to an announcement from the department.
The suspect fled from the deputy traveling south on U.S. 183, reaching speeds in excess of 110 mph.
"In the area of AA Road and Highway 183, the driver of the motorcycle lost control of his motorcycle and attempted to flee on foot," the announcement said. "Rooks County K9 Koda was deployed and apprehended the suspect without incident."
Leonard Malcolm Ramsey, 43, was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges including flee or attempt to elude, interference with law enforcement and reckless driving.
Ramsey has an extensive criminal history including convictions for burglary, theft, drug possession, weapons charges, driving under the influence, flee and elude, and aggravated endangerment of a child, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.
"All suspects are innocent until proven guilty," the department said.
April 12 Eagles Lodge in WaKeeney cancelled the Easter Sunday Chicken Buffet.
Hays VFW Stag & Stagette canceled
Hays Job Fair canceled
FHSU Half-Century Club Spring Luncheon canceled
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament rescheduled for September 18
Hays Symphony Concert has been canceled
Hays VFW Stars and Stripes Breakfast canceled
Hays After 5 dinner meeting canceled
Trego County Courthouse closed to public until further notice.
City of Hays offices closed to public until further notice; airport remains open
Hays Municipal Court appearances suspended through April 6
Ellis City Hall closed to the public until further notice. City employees will still be available on premises during regular office hours and will be available by phone or email. Citizens should utilize the outside drop box, mail, or phone in utility payments.
Victoria City Hall closed to public until further notice
Eagle Media Center in Hays closed until furthur notice.
Doerflers' Harley-Davidson closed until further notice. We will offer curbside service along with motorcycle pickup and drop-off by appointment.