High Speed Police Chase Ends in DeSoto

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DESOTO, Kan. — A high-speed police chase that began on String Town Road in Jackson County, Mo., ended without injury along K-10 Highway in DeSoto, Kan., on Monday.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., Jackson County, Mo., deputies followed a stolen vehicle into Johnson County.  After the car left the roadway in an attempt to escape, two white males were taken into custody.

The incident began in Lone Jack, Missouri when two calls of suspicious activity were reported.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area in Lone Jack and attempted to make a stop for questioning. The stolen vehicle, a white SUV, fled the scene and began evasive driving. The deputies followed with the assistance of a helicopter.

The suspects continued into Kansas where the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Lenexa Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol gave their assistance in stopping the vehicle. Lenexa deployed stop sticks and the vehicle eventually stopped along a wooded area off of Kansas Highway 10. One subject was taken into custody while another remained at large. K-9 officers located the subject not far from the abandoned vehicle and he was taken into custody without incident.

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