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High-speed chase leads to a double arrest near Parsons

Man and his mother taken into custody

Around 10:30 Thursday morning, Parsons, Kansas Police officers were dispatched to the Police Department lobby where, a man was yelling at the dispatcher on duty and beating his fists against the lobby windows.

Police say the man, 53-year-old Clinton Vance McGinnes of rural Parsons, screamed obscenities and racial slurs at officers before he made a rude gesture and sped away in his vehicle, running a stop sign and narrowly avoiding an accident.

McGinnes was driving over 100 m.p.h. as he fled from the officers heading south on 16th street.

The pursuit continued out of Parsons to McGinnes’ home where he tried to barricade himself behind doors to avoid apprehension.

Officers made entry, tased McGinnes, and placed him in handcuffs.

But it all wasn’t over yet.

During the apprehension, the suspect’s mother, 72-year-old Frances McGinnes, grabbed a stick and began to strike officers on the back and on the back of their heads.

After she refused to cooperate with officers’ request to stop, she was restrained and arrested.

After a medical evaluation by EMS, mother and son were taken to the Parsons Police Department holding facility for processing.

Charges have been sent to the Labette County Attorney’s Office by the Parsons Police.

Police have requested the following charges against Clinton McGinnes:
* Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer;
* Disorderly Conduct;
* Fleeing and Attempting to Elude;
* Interference with Law Enforcement and;
* Several Traffic Offenses. 

The requested charges against Frances McGinnes are:
* Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; and
* Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer.

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