Great Bend man arrested after NWKS chase
A 24-year-old Great Bend man was arrested Friday night after leading law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase through four counties in northwest Kansas.
According to Tod Hileman, Kansas Highway Patrol public information officer, Richard Musil was taken into custody in Graham County after a 90-minute chase that began in Thomas County at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Musil, who was wanted on a felony warrant out of Barton County, was eastbound on Interstate 70 approximately 3 miles west of Oakley when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.
Musil did not stop and fled, exiting the interstate onto U.S. Highway 83 that winds south and east around the city of Oakley.
He continued driving east on U.S. Highway 40, then criss-crossing on country roads through Gove and Graham counties before coming to a stop approximately 1 mile south of Hill City and 1 mile east of U.S. Highway 283.
Hileman said Musil was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
He said 11 KHP troopers were involved in the chase -- including one from KHP's airborne unit -- as well as officers from local units in the area.