Authorities Looking For Man In Parkerfield Area Who Fled Truck Following Burglary Call

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Authorities are searching for a driver who fled a truck following a pursuit east of Ark City after a burglary call.

According to a news release from the Ark City Police Department Friday morning, ACPD officers, the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Blue Line Trackers were searching the area around Parkerfield for a suspect who fled from officers after an early morning burglary on the east side of Ark City.

The still outstanding suspect is described as a white male wearing a red sweatshirt, black hat, and gray pants.

Police were called to the 900 block of N. F Street at 5:40 a.m. to a report that suspects were committing a burglary to storage units in that area.

Officers arrived at 5:44 a.m. and found a truck speeding away from the scene with one individual on foot attempting to run from the crime scene. The initial responding officer gave chase and quickly took the suspect on foot into custody at 5:45 a.m.

At the same time, a second responding officer located the suspect truck at the roundabout and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.

However, the truck refused to pull over and led the officer on a brief pursuit until the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure and stopped in the 9000 block of U.S. 166.

The driver of the truck fled on foot, while one passenger was taken into custody at 5:49 a.m.

Law enforcement is currently utilizing human and canine trackers to attempt to locate the driver that fled from the vehicle. The truck has since been collected as evidence.

The suspect arrested at the scene is identified as 40-year-old Lazaro Torrez of Ark City. He is currently at the Cowley County Jail, listed on the preliminary charges of burglary, theft, and interference with law enforcement. His bond as of Friday morning is listed at $9,500.

The suspect arrested at the vehicle in the 9000 block of U.S. 166 is identified as 30-year-old Samuel Corza-Carrera, also of Ark City. He is currently at the Cowley County Jail, listed on the preliminary charges of burglary, theft, interference with law enforcement, and two bond violation warrants issued by Cowley County District Court. Corza-Carrera is being held without bail due to the active warrants for his arrest.

If the public has information about the third suspect, or if they see a suspect matching the description listed in the area of Parkerfield, they are encouraged to call the Ark City Police Department at (620) 441-4547 or 911.

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