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Man arrested, escapes, recaptured


The Hays Police Department arrested a Ulysses man twice on Saturday.

Brett Ryan Mangels, 23, Ulysses, initially was stopped for disobeying a stop sign at 2 a.m. at 406 Walnut. A chase reportedly ensued, during which Mangels' vehicle. a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, struck a fire hydrant.

Mangels was taken to Hays Medical Center for possible minor injuries due to the accident. While at HaysMed, Mangels escaped from custody temporarily before being recaptured.

Mangels stands accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fleeing/eluding, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident for the first incident. He also faces a potential charge of aggravated escape from custody while being held for a felony.