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Manhunt ends with arrest, but few details

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer | 6/14/2013

GARNETT — A convicted Franklin County sex offender who has spent time in state prison was arrested Thursday evening at a Garnett residence on a State of Kansas warrant for a parole violation after eluding law enforcement for two days, authorities said.

Dylan Ivey, 25, was arrested about 7:45 p.m. and is being held at the Anderson County Jail in Garnett on a “no-bond” warrant, Vern Valentine, Anderson County sheriff, said in a news release. Ivey was being sought for a parole violation, Valentine said Friday afternoon.

GARNETT — A convicted Franklin County sex offender who has spent time in state prison was arrested Thursday evening at a Garnett residence on a State of Kansas warrant for a parole violation after eluding law enforcement for two days, authorities said.

Dylan Ivey, 25, was arrested about 7:45 p.m. and is being held at the Anderson County Jail in Garnett on a “no-bond” warrant, Vern Valentine, Anderson County sheriff, said in a news release. Ivey was being sought for a parole violation, Valentine said Friday afternoon.

Officers with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Garnett Police Department participated in Ivey’s arrest, the release said.

Garnett resident Shannon Hicks, 33, also was arrested and was being held Friday without bond in the Anderson County Jail, pending charges for obstructing law enforcement in a felony case, the release said.

Ivey was convicted in 2007 in Franklin County District Court of voluntary sexual intercourse with a child between the ages 14 and 16 by an offender less than 19 and aggravated battery, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. After being discharged in July 2009, Ivey was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to state prison in August 2009. Ivey has been paroled three times from state prison since then, according to the department of corrections, and now has been arrested three times for parole violations.

U.S. Marshal’s officers attempted to serve Ivey with a warrant for his arrest on the parole violation about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Richmond area, Valentine said, who added he thought the fugitive originally was from that area.

When Ivey spotted the U.S. Marshal’s officers Wednesday morning, he fled in a pickup truck and was “lost on county roads,” the news release said.

“A federal agency was involved in a pursuit that started in the Richmond area, and they asked for our assistance,” Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said Wednesday.

Several Franklin County Sheriff’s patrol cars joined in the pursuit, which zigzagged across several county roads until the suspect crossed into Anderson County, where deputies from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office picked up the pursuit, Richards said.

“We called in a KHP (Kansas Highway Patrol) helicopter and offered the agency all the resources at our disposal,” Richards said.

After losing his trail Wednesday, authorities obtained information Thursday about another possible location for Ivey, which led to his arrest Thursday evening, Valentine said.

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