Prison escapee pursued, captured following chase in Kiowa County

PROMO LAW Kiowa County Sheriffs Car - Chris Sorensen

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Kiowa County Deputy Quinton Stump clocked a vehicle at 121 miles per hour on Highway 287 south of Eads. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a chase ensued the with speeds reaching 130 mph. The vehicle continued south into Prowers County and turned on to Highway 50, heading east toward Lamar.

Officers from the Prowers County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol joined the chase. Attempts to use "stop sticks" during the pursuit failed.