A Galena man is in custody after attempting to elude law enforcement.
Just before 9:00am, a Galena Police Officer attempted to stop a speeding car, which had been reported stolen in Joplin. The suspect, 24-year-old Hunter Hayes-Bebee, fled from authorities before going off the roadway on Highway 166 east of Baxter Springs and then fleeing on foot. Law enforcement from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Galena PD, Baxter Springs Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol searched the wooded area south of the highway, where they located Hayes-Bebee.
He is being held on allegations of possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal use of a weapon, fleeing and interference with law enforcement, reckless driving, driving while suspended, driving with no liability insurance and illegal registration.