Kan. deputy takes wild ride to stop fleeing man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A northeast Kansas sheriff’s deputy took a risky ride to stop man suspected of being involved in a domestic dispute.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Topeka man was sitting in a pickup truck outside the Shawnee County Courthouse when the deputy approached him around noon Tuesday.

Authorities say the man refused the deputy’s orders and drove out of the parking lot. The deputy jumped in the bed and held on as the pickup sped down a Topeka street.

The sheriff’s department says the deputy feared for his life and broke the cab’s back window, ordering the driver at gunpoint to stop. The man slowed down, jumped out and was caught after a short chase on foot. He was arrested on several charges, including suspicion of attempted involuntary manslaughter.