JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A mid-morning search for a pair suspected of theft ends in northeast Shawnee County.
A man and a woman were arrested following a pursuit that began in southern Jackson County around 10 am Monday morning. A Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a theft suspect driving a vehicle with New Mexico tags. The suspect was believed to be involved in a theft that occurred at the Holton Walmart earlier in the morning. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle near 142nd and US Hwy 75 when the suspect vehicle failed to yield, and a chase began. It continued south into Shawnee County. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a security gate located at the south side of Hill’s Pet Food Science and Technology Center located north of 39th near Meriden Road.
The two suspects allegedly fled west into a wooded area. Shawnee County Deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers, K-9s and a KHP aircraft assisted with locating the two suspects. The male suspect and driver was identified as Marvin Duane Harvey, 29, of Topeka and the female passenger was identified as Rhiannon Mae Franklin, 19, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Harvey is being held in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges: theft, felony fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, interference with law enforcement and driving while suspended. Franklin is also being held in the Jackson County Jail on interference of law enforcement.