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Columbus Man Sentenced for Multi-County Pursuit

Kevin James Duncan, 39, will serve the next seven years in the Kansas Department of Corrections for his involvement in a high speed chase in May of 2016. Law enforcement was initially advised Duncan was driving erratically near a city park and making threats to children in the area.

Officers with the Columbus Police Department and Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit which continued into Crawford County, reaching speed in excess of 100 miles per hour. During the pursuit, Duncan discharged a firearm through the sunroof of his vehicle and pointed the firearm at a Columbus animal control officer. When Duncan’s vehicle was eventually disabled by deputies, he attempted to flee on foot, and was shot once by Crawford County Deputies and taken into custody.

Duncan was ultimately convicted of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in each county and was sentenced to a total of 79 months imprisonment. “It’s great to see the cooperation and coordination between law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices in neighboring counties result in a lengthy prison sentence for someone who poses such a threat to the peace and safety of our communities,” says Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard.

1 Comment

  1. Shania Bagnell

    May 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Where is he at now? I am his 18 year old daughter that he’s never met an I’m tryna contact him

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