On Thursday, March 9, 2023, at about 8:45 PM Sheriff’s deputies were notified of an injury accident in the 5600 block of Railroad Avenue, just south of the City of Great Bend. Deputies were advised two persons were injured and one driver had fled the scene. Investigation at the scene indicates a blue 2008 Dodge Caravan was westbound, operated by the driver who fled (later identified as Timothy Chism) crossed left of center and struck a 2012 Chevrolet equinox operated by Amanda Staub of Hudson Kansas.
Staub and a passenger in the Chism vehicle identified as Mary Schlotthauer, of Great Bend were both transported to K.U. Healthcare systems in Great Bend. Staub was later transported to a Wichita area hospital.
The Sheriff’s office is currently looking for Timothy Chisholm for charges of felony leaving the scene of an accident as well as other crimes. Chism has been previously booked into the Barton County jail 52 times and was on Community Corrections at the time of the accident.
If you have information as to the whereabouts of Timothy Chism, call 911 or crime stoppers at 620-792-1300.