Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vernon County Sheriffs Office: Vehicle Pursuit of Deerfield man leads Deputies into Kansas

Kevin W Sisseck
A Deerfield man is in custody after a lengthy pursuit that led Sheriff’s Deputies back and forth across the Missouri/Kansas State lines late Sunday night. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on 600 and Lady Road when the vehicle began to speed away from the deputy. Additional units were called in to assist and when the vehicle crossed state lines, deputies from the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, and Fort Scott Police Department also joined in the pursuit. 

According to the press release, the vehicle crossed state lines multiple times and several attempts to stop the vehicle were unsuccessful at first. “Several units attempted to deploy spike strips, but in each case they were too late or the vehicle changed directions and avoided the road block,” said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher. The Sheriff said it was when the driver turned on what he thought was a road and ended up being a long driveway that the suspect was captured. “He turned down a private road that ended in the yard of a Kansas resident and the driver had nowhere to go” said Mosher. 

The driver has been identified as Kevin W Sisseck, 45, of Deerfield. Arrest warrants were issued by the Vernon County Courts Monday afternoon charging Sisseck with Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing, a D Felony as well as Six Misdemeanor charges for various driving offences. Sheriff Mosher said Sisseck was taken into custody by Vernon County Deputies and turned over to Bourbon County Officials. He also said Sisseck may be facing additional charges in Kansas. “Since we arrested him in Kansas, he will remain in custody there until we obtain a Governors warrant to bring him back across state lines to face the charges over here,” said Mosher.

Sisseck was being held in the Bourbon County Jail as of Monday.