LAWRENCE, Kan. — Douglas County Sheriff’s authorities say officers found an assault rifle and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition in a car after a chase in Lawrence.

Sgt. Kirsten Channel says the chase began early Wednesday when a sheriff’s deputy stopped a car in Lawrence for a traffic violation. He called for backup after seeing an AR-15 rifle in the car, and the suspect drove off. The car eventually was stopped. Officials say a search uncovered the rifle, ammunition and drugs.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the 26-year-old driver, from Kansas City, Kansas, was scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday.

State prison officials say the suspect is on parole, with previous convictions including several felony burglaries in Leavenworth County.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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