Pittsburg man arrested after pursuit with officers
A man from Pittsburg has been arrested after he led officers on a pursuit Thursday. Read the full press release below:
On January 13, 2022, Pittsburg Police received information that 27-year-old Sage Spragg, of Pittsburg, was staying at an address in the 600 block of East 21st Street in Pittsburg. Police were aware that Spragg had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. Officers arrived in the area of the 600 block of East 21st Street and witnessed Spragg get into the driver’s seat of a passenger car and leave the area.
Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, at which time Spragg fled in an attempt to evade officers. Pittsburg officers pursued the vehicle Spragg was driving through town and a Crawford County deputy joined the pursuit. The pursuit continued into Crawford County, west of Pittsburg city limits, where Crawford County deputies took the lead in the pursuit. Spragg re-entered Pittsburg city limits a short time later.
Spragg drove through several yards on the east side of Pittsburg, damaging yard decorations in the process. He also drove through a pasture located adjacent to Rouse Street, and eventually struck one of pursuing vehicles driven by a Crawford County deputy, leaving the vehicle inoperable. Deputies and officers pursued Spragg back to the 600 block of E. 21st Street, where they were able to apprehend Spragg as he exited the vehicle.
Spragg was arrested without further incident on four outstanding warrants (one Pittsburg Municipal Court warrant, one Crawford County warrant, one Butler County warrant, and one Greenwood County warrant).
In addition, Spragg was charged by Pittsburg Police with felony fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer; interference with law enforcement; driving while suspended, driving without insurance, and reckless driving. Spragg will also be charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer for the intentional ramming of the Crawford County deputy’s vehicle.
Spragg was transported to the Crawford County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $35,500 bond.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.