An Ellinwood, Kansas, police officer attempted to contact the driver around 10:52 p.m. last Tuesday. While doing so, the driver put the machine in reverse and rammed the officer’s car.
The combine driver fled the scene and a chase ensued. The combine then proceeded down several more side streets and drove South out of town on the county blacktop.
The combine was all over the road, traveling with no lights.
A sheriff’s deputy was able to get in front of the suspect and set a roadblock just South of the Arkansas River bridge. The suspect rammed the deputy’s patrol car, dragging it a considerable distance, causing extensive damage and disabling the unit.
The deputy and Ellinwood officer fired approximately 18 rounds at the combine in an effort to disable it.