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Arkansas City man arrested April 22 on suspicion of felony theft

White also accused of interference with law enforcement, arrested on warrants

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 23, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man April 22 on suspicion of felony theft and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Ian Brent White, 30, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of property or services with a value higher than $1,000 and interference with a law enforcement officer. He also was arrested on Cowley County District Court and Winfield Municipal Court warrants for failure to appear.

White was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $4,102 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. There is no bond set for the district court warrant.

He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers were dispatched late April 22 to the 700 block of North Fifth Street for a report of a person inside a garage. They did not immediately locate anyone suspicious, but contacted the reporting party.

Officers were directed to a house and saw a man leaving the house, carrying several items. The suspect, later identified as White, refused police commands to stop and walked toward the alley instead.

In the alley, another officer identified himself and instructed White to stop, but White allegedly began fleeing on foot. After a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody without further incident.

Police later determined that a vehicle to which White was trying to flee had been stolen.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.