Quantcast

Charges filed against Baxter Springs man accused of fleeing... - KOAM TV 7

Charges filed against Baxter Springs man accused of fleeing from police

Updated:
Christopher Eiland Christopher Eiland
Alexander Sousa Alexander Sousa

Two Baxter Springs men are in custody following short police chase Monday in Jasper County.

Authorities say during the pursuit a deputy deployed a tire deflating device and the suspects stopped in the road to avoid it, went in reverse and struck a patrol car that was behind them, then drove forward.  The suspect swerved at the deputy and the tire deflating device hit the deputy.

The deputy received minor injuries to his arm and leg.

A short time later the suspects went through a ditch and fence, and were then taken into custody.

Alexander Sousa, 23 of Baxter Springs, has been charged with resisting arrest and assault in the second degree

Christopher Eiland, 23 of Baxter Springs, faces charges of resisting arrest and littering.

 

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 BY THE JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

On 9-16-13 at approximately 1849 hrs, A Jasper County Deputy stopped a vehicle near 43 Hwy and Center Creek Dr.

The Deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the occupants of the vehicle.  The Deputy asked for Identification from the Driver and Passenger, when the Driver sped off.

During the pursuit, another Jasper County Deputy deployed a tire deflating device.  The vehicle stopped in then road, accelerated in reverse striking the Jasper County Patrol car behind him.  As then Driver drove forward, he swerved at the Deputy with the tire deflating device hitting him in the arm and leg area causing minor injuries to the Deputy.

The vehicle continued North towards Barton County with two flat tires.  The two men were taken into custody in Barton County A short time later with the assistance of Barton County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, after they went through a ditch and fence.

Arrested were Alexander Sousa, 23, and Christopher Eiland, 23, both of Baxter Springs Kansas.

Charges being sought against Sousa are, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer X2, Resisting Arrest, Driving without a License and numerous traffic tickets.

Charges being sought against Eiland are, Resisting arrest and Littering X3.

Both men are in custody at the Jasper County Detention Center awaiting formal charges from the Prosecutors Office. 

# # #

  • NewsMore>>

  • Plea Deal in Joplin's ER Bar Break-In

    Plea Deal in Joplin's ER Bar Break-In

    Monday, September 24 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:51:52 GMT
    Dezamin CunninghamDezamin Cunningham
    Dezamin CunninghamDezamin Cunningham
    A 19-year-old pleaded guilty today (Sept. 24, 2018) to second degree burglary after breaking into a Joplin bar. On December 18th, 2017, Joplin Police responded to Equality Rocks Bar (532 S. Joplin) for a motion alarm from inside the business. Authorities say an officer heard banging from inside the business as other officers arrived and surrounded the building. Police say they continued to hear banging and glass break. The suspect, Dezmin Cunningham, then appeared at the south d...More >>
    A 19-year-old pleaded guilty today (Sept. 24, 2018) to second degree burglary after breaking into a Joplin bar. On December 18th, 2017, Joplin Police responded to Equality Rocks Bar (532 S. Joplin) for a motion alarm from inside the business. Authorities say an officer heard banging from inside the business as other officers arrived and surrounded the building. Police say they continued to hear banging and glass break. The suspect, Dezmin Cunningham, then appeared at the south d...More >>
  • Carthage Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Crash

    Carthage Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Crash

    Monday, September 24 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:24:41 GMT

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on September 18th, 2018 around 7:30 a.m. about 1/2 mile east of Carthage. According to the report, 66-year-old Mark Brewer was driving a Toyota Camry on E.Chestnut St. when he rear-ended a John Deer tractor. The tractor ran off the right side of the roadway. Brewer was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where he died from his injuries on September 21st. Brewer's passenger, Julie Winter, was taken to Mercy Hospita...

    More >>

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on September 18th, 2018 around 7:30 a.m. about 1/2 mile east of Carthage. According to the report, 66-year-old Mark Brewer was driving a Toyota Camry on E.Chestnut St. when he rear-ended a John Deer tractor. The tractor ran off the right side of the roadway. Brewer was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where he died from his injuries on September 21st. Brewer's passenger, Julie Winter, was taken to Mercy Hospita...

    More >>
  • Gorillas Crack Top-10 in National Rankings

    Gorillas Crack Top-10 in National Rankings

    Monday, September 24 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-09-24 17:34:07 GMT

    Pitt State has moved up to #10 in the latest national rankings. The Gorillas are 4-0 and are now the highest ranked team in the MIAA. 

    More >>

    Pitt State has moved up to #10 in the latest national rankings. The Gorillas are 4-0 and are now the highest ranked team in the MIAA. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.