Crime & Safety
19-year-old man facing multiple charges, including aggravated endangering a child, following vehicle pursuit that began near NW Goodyear Road and NW US 24 Highway
Topeka, KANSAS – According to the statement, the 19-year-old suspect is now facing multiple charges, including three counts of aggravated endangering a child, following a vehicle pursuit that began near NW Goodyear Road and NW US 24 Highway.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 around 8:30pm, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received notification that the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Our law enforcement officers assisted KHP near 24 Highway and North Kansas Avenue. As that pursuit entered neighborhoods, that pursuit was terminated.
Shortly after, the stolen vehicle was located again near NW Goodyear Road and 24 Highway. Our law enforcement officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, the driver refused, initiating a subsequent pursuit.
The suspect left 24 Highway and proceeded northbound onto NW Goodyear Road. At NW 25th Street, the suspect made a U-turn and continued southbound towards 24 Highway. The suspect continued eastbound on 24 Highway then southbound on NW Topeka Boulevard. At NW Studer Street, the suspect struck a concrete curb and Toyota RAV4. The suspect’s vehicle suffered a flat tire which led to the end of the pursuit near NW Paramore Street.
At 9pm, the driver, Dominic Romano Gale Clark (19) of Kansas City, Kan., was taken into custody. The black 2010 Ford Escape was stolen out of the City of Topeka. Clark was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and charged with felony flee and elude, three counts of aggravated endangering a child, possession of stolen property, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, operating a vehicle without a valid license and failure to maintain a single lane.
Three 17-year-old passengers were also in the vehicle.