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Police chase suspect in Columbus


COLUMBUS (WKOW) -- Columbus Police say when they tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle Sunday afternoon, the driver took off.

A chase ensued from the 1300-block of Park Avenue in Columbus to the Town of Deansville. Police say the suspect then fled on foot after hitting a squad car.

Officers chased the suspect on foot across two cornfields. He was taken into custody once the K9 arrived. Officials initially believed they were chasing a woman, but learned the suspect was a man dressed as a woman.

Derrell T. Burns of Madison faces felony charges of eluding an officer. Police say he's currently being hospitalized but will be sent to jail as soon as he's released. They say alcohol was not involved.


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