Mansfield Slaying Suspect Arrested in Kansas

Mansfield police say Kansas Highway Patrol troopers arrested a slain woman's boyfriend Thursday afternoon after a short chase and car crash.

On July 21, police said officers responding to a welfare check in the 600 block of Kingsway Dr. found 23-year-old DeVon De La Rosa dead inside the couple's apartment.

Based on information received at the scene, police started looking for Anthony Raymont Ford, 27, as a person of interest.

At 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon the Kansas Highway Patrol recognized a vehicle matching the black 2004 two-door Pontiac Grand Am GT Mansfield Police said Ford was driving.

Police say when troopers attempted to stop the car, Ford fled. After a short pursuit, police say Ford wrecked on Interstate 35 near the Kansas/Oklahoma border.

The chase reached speeds of 110 to 120 mph before Ford's vehicle left the road, flipped onto its top and caught fire. Ford is under guard at a Wichita hospital while being treated for his injuries.

No one else was hurt.

NBC 5's Greg Janda, Kevin Cokely and Kendra Lyn contributed to this report.

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