Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said Friday afternoon, officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of N. 9th Street in Atchison.
“During the disturbance a 21-year-old male victim was beaten in the face, struck on the head with a handgun, and received bruises, cuts, and abrasions,” Wilson said. “The suspect left the scene before officers arrived but was subsequently identified as being Shane Gage.”
Wilson said a District Court warrant was obtained for Gage charging him with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, battery, criminal damage to property, and criminal possession of a firearm.
Around 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Wilson said Atchison police spotted Gage driving a vehicle in the area of 12th and Commercial in Atchison. Police attempted to stop the vehicle that Gage was driving but Wilson said he fled, eventually into Missouri. He was pursued and Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies also attempted to stop the vehicle. The pursuit continued through Rushville and Dekalb, and into St. Joseph; through St. Joseph and into Andrew County where the 34-year-old was eventually taken into custody.