2 in custody after chase, manhunt in Jackson County

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UPDATE: As of 5:51 p.m. Tuesday, Cody Wayne Gaston is in custody.

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A manhunt is underway for a suspect in a car chase in Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse tweeted at 11:25 a.m. asking residents near US 75 and 190th to lock their vehicles and doors and go inside. According to the sheriff, a male suspect they identified as Cody Wayne Gaston, 35, is on foot in the area. People are asked to call 9-1-1 if they see him.

The Jackson County Sheriff and the Kansas Highway Patrol were still searching early Tuesday afternoon for Cody Wayne Gaston.

According to the sheriff’s office, Gaston led deputies on a chase just before 11 a.m Tuesday. When the pursuit ended in the 13500 block of 190th Road he fled on foot. Jackson County Sheriff’s K-9s, KHP K-9s, a KHP helicopter and a drone were used in the search.

A woman passenger is currently in custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

Gaston, 35, is a white male, 190 pounds, 5 feet 11 inches, with brown hair and blue eyes.

The sheriff believes Gaston could still be in the area and is encouraging residents to keep homes, vehicles and buildings locked.

If anyone has information on Gaston’s whereabouts, contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 364-2251.

This is developing story, KSNT will update this story as more information becomes available.

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