Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler told Hays Post, “At 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon officers arrested a 20-year Matthew Kloke at a local motel on an out of county warrant. Kloke was placed in a patrol car. The arresting officer left the vehicle unattended to check on others inside the motel. This is when the suspect was able to escape.
At 7:45 Sunday morning, Kloke’s family members called police to report he was at a residence on East 12th Street. He fled before police arrived and eventually stole a car on Milner Street. The 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix was running and had been left unattended. Kloke drive South toward Barton County.
Hoisington Police reported that one of their officers saw the stolen Grand Prix as it arrived in town. There was a high-speed chase on highway 281. Kloke eventually lost control of the car and it rolled into a residential yard in Great Bend. No injuries were reported.
Kloke is now being held in the Barton County jail on felony charges.