Car Rolls After Striking Patrol Car During Traffic Stop Sunday Night


A car that struck a Cowley County Sheriff’s Office patrol car during a traffic stop wrecked and rolled following the ensuing pursuit Sunday night.

No injuries were reported. Arrests were made.

At approximately 8:07 p.m., Corporal Roger Wilt with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office was on a traffic stop in the 26000 block of 85th Rd.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Wilt’s patrol vehicle had the rear emergency lights activated for other drivers on the roadway.

Wilt was standing outside of his patrol vehicle speaking with the driver of the other vehicle when he saw a vehicle approaching the area.

The vehicle, a red Saturn Vue, failed to slow down, struck his patrol vehicle, and continued southbound.

Wilt attempted to get the driver to stop but it continued driving south on 85th Road towards 71st Road.

​Wilt pursued the vehicle and informed dispatch that he was in pursuit of the vehicle that struck his patrol vehicle.

The vehicle was driving at a very high rate of speed when approaching the curve to 71st and began to spin as the driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle.

The vehicle rolled on its side and came to rest on its wheels.

All occupants of the vehicle were removed from the vehicle. Ark City Fire/EMS checked all occupants of the car. All refused treatment.

The driver, Kenneth Raye Corcran, 20, of Ark City, was arrested for Driving while Under the Influence, Flee or attempt to Elude, Criminal Restraint X3, Duty of Driver to report Accident, No Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and reckless driving.

Bond is listed as $12,200.

​Passenger Daniel Laszlo Soproni, 22 of Ark City, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Soproni’s bond is $2,000.

Another passenger, Aaron Christian Griffith, 23, also of Ark City, was arrested for a Failure to Appear Warrant with a bond amount of $311.50.

A fourth passenger was released at the scene with no charges.

Assistance was provided by the Ark City Police Department.