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Police Pursuit Ends In Shots Fired; Suspect In Critical Condition

Police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Lincoln Friday night led to the shooting and arrest of a Blue Springs man wanted on a drug warrant.

Thomas Sailors Jr., age 35, had stolen an SUV from Beatrice, and was spotted at a Lincoln gas station, where he struck at least four vehicles and a building, then leading authorities on a pursuit. He was stopped at around 8:20 p.m. suffering from gunshot wounds, and was immediately transported to a Lincoln hospital, listed in critical condition.

Sailors was charged on a Gage County warrant with conspiracy to distribute drugs, and had reportedly fled authorities multiple times in the past.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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