On 3-25-2020 at approximately 1:45 p.m. Brown County dispatch received a stolen vehicle report from the eastern part of the county. It was reported that a male individual is the one who had stolen the 2000 white Ford pickup.

A short time later, we received information from our former Chaplain, who kept the vehicle in sight giving us directions until a deputy could intercept the vehicle.

When the deputy located the stolen vehicle, a chase ensued which went through Willis, US 73 north to US 36 HWY eastbound, then the vehicle left the roadway turned around and drove west on US 36 HWY.

The vehicle then struck a bridge abutment causing him to lose control and end in the ditch north of the highway just east of the Mulberry exit. The chase was approximately 30 miles long.

Arrested by the Brown County Sheriffs office on charges of Felony Theft, Aggravated Assault X 3, Felony counts of Avoiding Spikes X 3 , Driving While Suspended Cancelled or Revoked, and No Seat belt was Brandon Sweet 37 of Hiawatha. Possible other charges pending.

Thanks to Town and County Ambulance, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kickapoo PD, Sac and Fox PD, Hiawatha PD, Nemaha County and our former Chaplain.

Phone: 785-742-7125