TOPEKA (KSNT) – A man who was taken into custody following a wild police chase across Topeka made his first appearance in court on Thursday.

Eric D. Perkins, 33, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri now has a bond of $1.5 million after accusations of two separate cases related to a murder and car chase last week. Perkins is facing charges for:

  • First degree murder
  • Attempted murder in the first degree
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated engagement with a child 
  • Criminal discharge of a firearm
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Criminal possession of a firearm as a convicted person 

Police were able to detain Perkins after leading a car chase through downtown Topeka. Perkins’ next court appearance will be January 11, 2023.