It happens for all kinds of reasons, but the preliminary hearing for a 29-year-old Hutchinson scheduled for Wednesday on a charged of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and theft has been continued.
Todd Lloyd of 928 Garfield apparently wants leniency or some form of plea deal with prosecutors, so the state agreed to ask for a continuance.
He was arrested on a warrant by the Reno County Sheriff’s Office after he was spotted at a home at in the 100 block of West 11th. He apparently ran into the home, but was quickly captured.
The charges stem from a domestic incident back on July 16, when he apparently got into an altercation with his girlfriend and allegedly battered her, held her against her will, and then reportedly stole her cell phone.
Lloyd you may recall was involved in a flee and elude case back in August of last year. The charges in that case include aggravated battery, flee and elude and reckless driving.
In that case, Lloyd is accused of failing to stop for a Hutchinson police officer on K-61 at Avenue G, which led to South Hutchinson where the officer was told to terminate the pursuit. However, another officer observed the same vehicle driving at a high rate of speed at Avenue E and Main in South Hutchinson, and he failed to stop at the intersection. He then led that officer on a chase that ended when he went into a field and wrecked the vehicle in a drainage ditch. He then allegedly ran east from the vehicle, but was found hiding under a small tree directly in front of the vehicle.
A female passenger in the car was injured and taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment.
No word on when the hearing will be re-scheduled.