Salina police say that before rolling his 1995 Toyota Tacoma at 1800 Avenue and Eden Road Saturday morning, an Abilene man allegedly broke into a west Salina home taking his 11-year-old son.
Lt. Scott Siemsen, of the Salina Police Department, told reporters that police were called to 1661 W. Republic, No. 114, about 7 a.m. Saturday. Officers were told that Brian Paull, 40, had forced his way into the home, swung a long-handled pick-ax at the occupants and then left with 11-year-old David A. Paull.
Siemsen said police began pursuing a pickup truck at the intersection of Cherokee and Republic streets. The pursuit continued on Cloud Street to Ohio Street, and then east out of town on Crawford Street.
Officers with the Saline County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Highway Patrol joined the chase in eastern Saline County.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s deputies got involved in the chase when the truck entered the county and assisted the Highway Patrol in the arrest.
Brian Paull suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was treated at Salina Regional Health Center, then arrested on charges that include attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, making criminal threats, aggravated child endangerment and fleeing from law enforcement.
David Paull was not injured.