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Officers Nab Fugitive and Drugs after Foot Pursuit

Police Department Press Release

May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Released by Major Tim Tompkins


On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Officers with the Pittsburg Police Department stopped a suspicious vehicle to conduct an investigation at the intersection of 7th and Catalpa Streets in Pittsburg. As the vehicle stopped, a passenger in the vehicle exited and ran from the scene. Officers pursued the subject on foot, eventually locating him hiding in a back yard of a residence.

While conducting further investigation, officers found items of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia including items used to package and distribute illegal drugs. Officers seized approximately 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine, along with scales and packaging materials. The suspect in the incident was identified as follows: Daniel Leroy Hall, 36, of Pittsburg.

Hall was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail where he was booked on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Obstruction. Additionally, Hall had five active warrants for his arrest including one warrant from Missouri.

The investigation into the incident is continuing. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or on our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.