TOPEKA (KSNT) – A man is in custody and faces charges after fleeing from law enforcement in North Topeka.
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Abigail Christian said deputies attempted to stop a vehicle at around 10 a.m. Jan. 24 near the intersection of Northwest Topeka Boulevard and Northwest Paramore Street for traffic violations. The driver refused to stop and fled the area. It was later learned that the vehicle may have headed towards Douglas County.
At 10:21 am, Deputies spotted the vehicle just inside Douglas County as it was parked in a cul-de-sac, according to Christian. The driver, identified as Mitchell Glynn, 61, of Topeka, was taken into custody. He received medical treatment at the scene and at a local hospital for the self-inflicted injuries he sustained when he tried to leave his vehicle, according to Christian.
Glynn is currently incarcerated in the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on the following charges:
- Criminal interference with law enforcement
- Fleeing or attempting to evade a law enforcement officer
- Driving a motor vehicle without a valid license
- Driving a vehicle without a registration
- Carrying an open container of liquor.
Glynn also had four arrest warrants for his arrest in Shawnee County. SNSO was assisted by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Topeka Police Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.