Pursuit and Arrest
On June 20th, 2019, at approximately 11:00pm, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on an older model Ford F-150 near SE 10th and California Ave for a registration violation. The driver failed to stop, and the Ford pickup fled the scene. The Ford F-150 was located behind a business in the 2300 SE 6th St. A deputy attempted another car stop, but the driver aggressively reversed the Ford, nearly striking the deputy. The Ford pickup then accelerated from the scene and struck a house in the 500 block of SE Burr. An adult male was sleeping in the residence and was injured by the Ford pickup striking the house. Injuries were not considered serious but the resident was transported to a local hospital by AMR.
The driver of the Ford then fled the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued. With the assistance of a Topeka Police K9 Unit, the suspect was located behind a residence on SE Gray St.
Jose L. Castenedo-Montellano, 18, of Topeka, was taken into custody and booked into the Shawnee County Dept. of Corrections on the following charges;
- Aggravated Assault LEO
- Reckless Driving
- Flee or Attempt to Elude
- Aggravated Battery Reckless
- Felony Criminal Damage
- Traffic and Registration Violations
The incident is still under investigation.