Wauneta man in jail on officer assault charges, others
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Randy Wiest of Wauneta is in the Chase County Jail on multiple charges following a scuffle with law officers in Wauneta Friday night.
Chase County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Mueller had stopped Wiest, 35, for allegedly running a stop sign and he was pulled over in the 200 block of
West Wichita St., in Wauneta.
When Deputy Mueller approached the vehicle, the report notes he allegedly smelled alcohol. Wiest was ordered to undergo several field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed.
Imperial Police Office Spencer Rowley was called in to assist with the arrest. After placing Wiest in the back of the deputy’s vehicle, he reportedly became aggressive, kicking the cage inside, eventually kicking open the door and exited the vehicle.
As the officers attempted to get him back in the vehicle, he kicked both officers in several places. Officer Rowley suffered a broken thumb in the ordeal.
He was eventually returned to the back seat, taken to Imperial and booked into the Chase County Jail shortly after midnight.
Sheriff Kevin Mueller said he has been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) third offense, resisting arrest, two counts of assault on a police officer, refusal to submit to a chemical test and stop sign violation.
Bond has been set at $70,000.