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Kyler D. Burns has been charged with resisting arrest, fleeing while causing injury and property damage and leaving scene of an accident in a police chase late Wednesday that moved from Elwood, Kansas, to St. Joseph.

According to a probable cause statement from officers with the St. Joseph Police Department, Burns attempted to flee the Elwood Police Department in a vehicle. Kansas officers pursued Burns into St. Joseph to the area of 3625 King Hill Ave.

While fleeing, Burns allegedly struck a truck, putting a dent in the side and fled then the scene, according to the statement.

While trying to escape, Burns allegedly rammed an Elwood Police Department vehicle, causing damages to both vehicles and pain to the officer inside, who was later treated at Mosaic Life Care. Burns then fled on foot. 

Burns left four of his own children in the vehicle, ages 1, 4, 5 and 10, according to police. The children were involved in both vehicle impacts. 

Burns' bond is set at $10,000 with $1,000 due in cash and $9,000 due in surety. His arraignment is set for Monday, July 15. 

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