Brown County Sheriff 2.5.2023
On Sunday, Feb. 5, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a vehicle reported stolen from Hiawatha a few days prior was located at a residence in the vicinity of 130th and Falcon Road on the Kickapoo reservation. At approximately 8 a.m., the vehicle drove away from the residence and failed to yield to deputies and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle pulled in to a field in the vicinity of 220th and Acorn Road. The driver and sole occupant, Tristan Morris, 26, of Topeka was arrested without incident on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony obstruction, possession of stolen property, flee and attempt to elude, reckless driving, and no driver’s license. Morris also had felony warrants in Brown County for probation violation and failure to appear, as well as a felony warrant out of Douglas County, Neb., for failure to appear. No injuries reported in the pursuit. Kickapoo, Iowa, and Sac and Fox Police Department, as well as Nemaha County and Sabetha Police Department assisted in the case.