A man arrested after a May pursuit through Ellis County was found guilty on two of four charges in Ellis County District Court and will face sentencing in August.
Dominic Joseph Williamson also is a suspect in the April 30 shooting of a loss prevention officer at a Wichita Menards.
Williamson, 19, pleaded no contest Friday in Ellis County District Court to charges of possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony, and felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer — reckless driving, a level 9 person felony.
Both charges were filed with special sentencing provisions as felonies committed while on felony probation. Williamson had been sentenced in December in Sedgwick County on two counts of criminal threat.
In a plea agreement with the Ellis County Attorney’s Office, a charge of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, a level 5 drug felony, and felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer to avoid capture for the commission of a felony, a level 9 person felony, were dropped.
The plea agreement recommends concurrent sentencing of 34 months with the Department of Corrections.
Wichita Police said Williamson and a 17-year-old girl allegedly tried to steal a home surveillance system from a Wichita Menards on April 30. When the loss prevention officer tried to stop them, Williamson allegedly shot the officer in his stomach.
The girl was arrested the next day after a police chase through Derby.
Police located Williamson later that day in Wichita, but the pursuit was called off due to high speeds.
At 9 p.m. that night, an Ellis County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of an erratic driver on Interstate 70 and located the vehicle near the Toulon exit. The driver led the deputy and later Kansas Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Trego County that reached speeds up to 135 mph. For several miles, Williamson drove without his headlights on, weaving in and out of traffic. Stop sticks were deployed, but Williamson continued to drive on the rims of his tires at high speed.
At mile marker 113, a KHP trooper performed a tactical intervention, and the vehicle rolled off the highway. Williamson was arrested and evaluated by medical staff before being booked into the Ellis County Jail.