Foot Pursuit and Drug Arrest
August 23, 2019
Released by Lt. B. Henderson
PITTSBURG, KAN. –
On Friday morning, August 23, 2019, at approximately 4:45 AM, Bike Patrol Officers of the Pittsburg Police Department initiated a citizen contact with a person exhibiting suspicious behavior in the 2600 Block of N. Joplin St., Pittsburg. When the Bike Patrol Officers approached this person, the suspect began to flee from them on foot and officers began pursuing him. During the pursuit, the suspect jumped a fence and officers began to parallel the suspect as best they could, but soon lost sight of him. When officers were able to get around the fence, they began searching for the suspect and soon located him hiding in the bed of a pickup in the 2700 block of N. Joplin St.
The suspect, who was identified as 29-year-old Travis B. Conness, of Pittsburg, was taken into custody without further incident. Mr. Conness was subsequently found to be in possession of methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia. Mr. Conness was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, felony interference with law enforcement, one arrest warrant from the Crawford County District Court and one arrest warrant from the Pittsburg Municipal Court. Mr. Conness was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking and is being held without bond.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.