Butler County Times Gazette
  • Disturbance call leads to chase into Sedgwick Co.

  • Domestic battery call in Douglass led to a chase
    • email print
  • A domestic battery call in Douglass Saturday led to a chase into Sedgwick County.
    Sheriff Kelly Herzet said a report came in at 5:22 p.m. Saturday of a physical disturbance at 124 W. 8th Street in Douglass. The disturbance was between a husband and wife with a 14-year-old child present.
    "When the deputy arrived, the male became combative with a deputy," Herzet said. "The deputy attempted to deploy his taser on two occasions. The suspect fled on foot, gained entry into his vehicle and left."
    The deputy pursued the suspect, with the chase leading to 47th Street South and Brookhaven in Wichita, where the suspect abandoned his car.
    "Deputies stayed in the area and along with Sedgwick County and located in Bluff and Fairhaven in Wichita," Herzet said.
    While deputies were investigating the incident at the home, they located drug paraphernalia in the residence and it was determined there was a disturbance earlier in the day involving the suspect and victim at 19618 SW Shumway, when they got into a verbal fight. The suspect drove a vehicle into a garage belonging to the victim's parents.
    Deputies arrested Lee H. Sherard, 47, for DUI, felony flee and elude, transporting an open container, traveling while license revoked, domestic violence battery, battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, criminal damage to property and drug paraphernalia. He was charged in two cases, the disturbance and pursuit, and the criminal damage on SW Shumway. Sherard was booked into the Butler County Jail.
    Julie Clements can be reached at jclements@butlercountytimesgazette.com
        • »  EVENTS CALENDAR