Man who led troopers on chase pleads guilty to gun charge
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who led troopers on a 100-mph chase has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge.
Federal prosecutors say 26 year-old Codey Elsasser, of Arlington, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a short-barreled rifle that was not registered.
Prosecutors say Elsasser was driving 88 mph in a 65 mph zone in November when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop him.
The ensuing chase reached speeds up to 100 mph as he drove from Barton County to Rice County before stopping.
Troopers found a rifle, pistol, shotgun, bulletproof vest, ammunition and parts of a homemade silencer in Elasser’s car.
With two previous drug-related convictions in Barton County, Elsasser was prohibited from having weapons. Elsasser also admitted smoking methamphetamine the morning of the chase.
He will be sentenced July 29.