Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

Search spans Douglas, Johnson counties

August 23, 2001

De Soto police and Johnson County sheriffs officers were involved in cross-county search for a man running from authorities as they tried to serve him a warrant.

Eudora police Cpl. Greg Neis was at the scene Aug. 20 since the pursuit began in Douglas County. He said two deputies tried to serve a Johnson County man a federal warrant whereby he ran. A short vehicle pursuit ensued, Neis said, and ended when the man bailed out of the car near the county line. Authorities then began a search on land.

Neis said authorities quit looking for Douglas Linn Snowden, 48, about dark.

"The dogs couldn't pick up a track because it's so dry," he said. Authorities will keep an eye on Snowden's hangouts, Neis said, since that's how they found him in the first place.

"There was a residence outside of town just inside the county lines where they'd kind of been watching," Neis said. "They'll stir him up again."

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