A high speed chase ends with two arrests.
Cherokee County police report that drugs are the reason behind an afternoon theft and car chase. Police was alerted around 1:45 p.m. Friday to be on alert for a brown Chevy Blazer that was reportedly involved in a theft in Labette County.
During a traffic stop, the Blazer fled onto country roads, where the 2 suspects abandoned the vehicle and continued on foot.
Law enforcement arrested 26 year old Skylar Duncan of Rose, Oklahoma and 20 year old Brittani Rufino of Springdale, Arkansas.
The two were transported to the Cherokee County jail, on drug charges.
Investigations are still on going, but according to the Cherokee County Sheriff more charges may be filed.
"That's something we're definitely looking at. I couldn't say at this time whether it's connected to other crimes or not, but we're taking a look at these two suspects, and trying to determine if they are involved in any recent burglaries or thefts in Cherokee county as well as, we'll provide that information and any information we have to surrounding counties" says Sheriff David Groves.
Both Duncan and Rufino are being held in the Cherokee County jail.