Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding a man who fled deputies on foot during a traffic stop.

A Gage County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle in Blue Springs for a routine traffic infraction and the passenger, Thomas D. Sailors, 25, of Blue Springs, ran from the vehicle prior to the deputy approaching the car on Friday.

According to a press release from the department, Sailors refused to stop, went into hiding, and managed to elude deputies and investigators who checked several areas and residences in Blue Springs and Wymore to locate him.

Sailors has a felony warrant issued from Gage County Court.

The traffic stop and Sailors flight occurred a few blocks from Southern Elementary School, however school was not in session and students were not in danger. Due to no students being present, the school was not notified until later in the day, the press release stated.

Citizens who know where Sailors is are asked to contact Southeast Communications at 402-223-4080 and report his location or vehicle. Reports can be made anonymously.

  

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