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Pursuit Ends in Felons Arrest


On June 20th, 2020 at approximately 12:44 am Parsons Police Sergeant Brice Dickens witnessed a white Buick driving with no headlights in the 100 block of South 27th street. Sgt. Dickens attempted to conduct a traffic stop and advise the driver of the reason for the stop, the driver fled from Sgt. Dickens during the attempted interaction and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit was short lived as it was mostly confined from Main to Chess and from 25th to about 28th street. Once stopped, the driver was identified as Tremayne Darkis. The officers witnessed an open container of alcohol and marijuana as well. Tremayne was arrested and a female passenger was released at the scene.

Officers were later called to a residence in the 2500 block of Chess for a bag that had been discarded during the pursuit, as it went down that block. The bag was collected, and it was inventoried. The bag contained a stolen Hi-Point 9mm pistol. The pistol was stolen out of Parsons in 2019. The bag also contained multiple items for measuring and packaging narcotics, an ankle monitor charger, items belonging to Tremayne Darkis. There was also approximately 279 grams, which is approximately 10 ounces of crystalline substance that tested positive as methamphetamines during a field test. Street value of the meth is approximately $16,740.  The narcotics will be tested at the KBI Crime lab for official weight and positive identification.

Tremayne was wearing an ankle monitor during his arrest and he is on parole out of California. Tremayne also has an extensive criminal history with dealing narcotics in the Parsons area and was put in prison due to a multi-agency investigation in the early 2000's.

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks says "I want to thank the citizens that called in the bag of items that led to the additional charges being place on this death dealer. These are uncertain times in our society but one thing that is certain is that we will not tolerate those who pedal death to our city in the form of any controlled substance. Here is a case where a man who has a history with dealing drugs has been through the state reform program and is back in the same habit and some routine. This is a pattern that will continue until there is a decision for this man to be a productive member of society and not a burden on the taxpayer's wallet."

Tremayne has been charged with 10 charges including Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Certain Stimulants, Sale and Distribution of Certain Stimulants, Possession of Paraphernalia, Sale and Distribution of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and multiple traffic infractions related to the pursuit. A $10,000.00 was set by a Labette County Judge and Tremayne has since bonded out.  

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

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