Suspect in custody after two-county chase

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December 20, 2019 - 3:49 PM

A cluster of law enforcement vehicles along Hawaii Road and U.S. 169 Friday morning, following an extended car chase. The suspect was later arrested. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

After a bizarre chase that included the attempted theft of a helicopter Friday morning, a suspect is in custody. 

The two-county chase began in Chanute and ended in a wooded area just east of Humboldt, where the suspect, identified as Justin Wessels, 48, Broken Arrow, Okla., was subdued by a law enforcement K-9 unit.

A press release from the Chanute Police Department, complemented with comments from Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy, who was a part of the chase once it left Neosho County, offered the bizarre details.

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