Foot Chase Leads to Weapons Charge and Arrest
On January 18, 2023, around 9:50 pm Sergeant Brice Dickens and Officer Connor Eichinger spotted Deandres Marques Green, 31 of Parsons, walking in the 1800 block of Main. Sergeant Dickens recognized Green and was informed by dispatch that Green had an active Felony Warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections for a parole violation.
Officers stopped Green and explained that he had a warrant for his arrest. Green took off on foot and Officer Eichinger gave chase. The pursuit went North into the 1700 block of Washington Ave where Green was tased by other responding officers and taken safely into custody.
Green was wearing a black fanny pack. After the arrest the fanny pack was searched and found to contain drug paraphernalia, pills, crystalline substance, and a 9mm pistol. The pills were preliminarily identified as Oxycodone Hydrochloride, the crystalline substance field tested positive as methamphetamines. The narcotics are being sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI) crime lab for official identification.
The initial chase and arrest of Green for the KDOC Warrant led to the Parsons Police Department seeking the following charges: Interference with Law Enforcement, Possession of a Stimulant, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. These felony charges have been sent to the Labette County Attorney for official charging in district court.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "This is a great arrest for Officer Eichinger and Sergeant Dickens. I am glad this ended safely as anytime you take a weapon off of a suspect you start to play the 'what if' game in your head. You never know what the mindset is of a criminal that you are chasing. This could be the day they decide not to go to jail under any circumstance and this situation could have ended badly. I am grateful it did not. More importantly we were able to take more life ending substances off our streets and for that I am proud of our officers."
This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at email@example.com.
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