OLATHE, Kan. (AP) The son of a northeastern Kansas sheriff has pleaded guilty to fleeing police and assaulting a police officer in a neighboring county.
Thirty-one-year-old Dustin Ash is the son of Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash. The Kansas City Star reports the younger Ash pleaded guilty Tuesday in Johnson County District Court to fleeing and eluding and to reckless aggravated battery.
The incident occurred last May 11 when Ash drove off as a Shawnee police officer tried to stop him for a traffic violation. He hit a fence after other officers flattened his tires with spikes, then backed his car into a police cruiser. He was captured after running from his car.
In exchange for Ash’s plea, Johnson County prosecutors recommended a 14-month sentence and dropped four other charges.