One Newton woman was arrested following a car chase that began in Moundridge and ended in Newton.


Tara Carlton of Newton was arrested on felony warrants for aggravated child endangerment and drug charges — for which she was transported to the McPherson County Jail. Newton police arrested her in connection with aggravated child endangerment, felony fleeing and eluding, drug charges and numerous traffic offenses as the result of a chase that occurred Oct. 23.


Just before 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Newton police were advised of a vehicle pursuit entering Harvey County on Hesston Road. Moundridge police were in pursuit of a white Lincoln Town Car driven by a person with felony warrants. The chase continued southeast on Hesston Road and then turned south on Meridian. A Newton officer successfully deployed spike strips on Meridian, slowing the car from its reported speed of 100 mph.


Harvey County sheriff’s deputies and Hesston police also joined the pursuit in the northwest part of Newton. The car came to a stop on 12th Street at Boyd after the previously deflated tire caused disabling damage to the battery and fuse box of the car.


According to officers, Carlton refused to comply with officers and had to be removed from the car by officers. Three small children, who were not in Carlton’s legal custody, were located in the car. The children weren’t injured and were released to a legal guardian.