Jun 29, 2020 4:16 PM

Bicyclist wanted on active warrant leads officer on chase

Posted Jun 29, 2020 4:16 PM
<b>Alec Somrak.</b> Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Alec Somrak. Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

A Salina man on a bicycle led a patrol officer on a chase through the central part of the city before being apprehended Friday morning.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that an office saw Alec Somrak, 29, of Salina, riding a bicycle in the 200 block of South Ninth Street, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Friday and knew that he had an active warrant from Saline County District for failure to appear.

The officer attempted to stop Somrak, who continued riding, Forrester said. After multiple turns, Somrak and the officer ended up at the intersection of South Ninth Street and West South Street, at which point the officer began chasing Somrak on foot, Forrester explained. They ended up at apartments in the 200 block of South 12th Street, where Somrak was taken into custody, Forrester said.

In addition to the warrant, Somrak was arrested on the requested charge of felony interference with a law enforcement officer, he said.