Car chase ends in Oakland crash, attempted tasing-suspect just got out of prison

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A brief car chase in Oakland ended in a crash and a suspect arrested in a stolen car and an unsuccessful tasing because the suspect’s clothing was too thick for the taser to penetrate. 

It began around 9:30 this morning near 6th and Branner when the driver would not pull over. The car crashed at Dave’s Auto Repair Shop near Freeman and Seward avenue around 9:40 a.m.

The Kansas Highway patrol says the lime green Volkswagen Beetle was stolen. A KHP spokesman said a trooper attempted to deploy a taser on the suspect, but it was unsuccessful due to the suspect’s heavy clothing. he KHP said the situation occurs occasionally.

The driver was captured after a foot chase. There were no reported injuries and what appeared to be minor structural damage to the repair shop.

The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Antoine Marks of Topeka. The KHP said there were passengers in the vehicle when it was stopped.

According to Kansas Department of Corrections records, Marks was released from prison just 11 days ago on October 20 after serving a sentence for theft. Records also show Marks, whose aliases include “Peanut” and “Slim Jim” was also incarcerated for aggravated assault, aggravated battery with the intent to do bodily harm with a deadly weapon in 2015 and 2016.

Marks was booked into the Shawnee County Jail this afternoon. 

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