A Hays man pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to charges related to an August pursuit through Hays into the county.
Matthew Jon Alvis, 28, pleaded not guilty in Ellis County District Court to felony charges of possession of marijuana, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and interference with a law enforcement officer, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
A two-day trial will be scheduled. Assistant Ellis County Attorney David Aschwege requested three days, citing video evidence to be shown, but District Court Chief Judge Glen Braun said a three-day trial can be difficult to schedule and was confident the proceedings could be completed in two.
The charges against Alvis stem from an Aug. 18 pursuit that reached speeds up to 100 mph within the city, according to testimony in the December preliminary hearing.
The pursuit was called off when officers lost the vehicle on county roads. The vehicle was later found, but a search failed to locate the driver.
The Hays Police Department appealed to the public for assistance in locating Alvis. Several weeks later, he was apprehended after a pursuit in Russell County.
Alvis remains in custody in the Ellis County Jail.