Woman arrested for child endangerment after leading police on chase with kids in car

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Police arrested one woman after what they said could have been a "minor incident," but instead resulted in a police chase with children in the car that led from Missouri into Kansas Wednesday afternoon.

KCK police said a disturbance was reported at the Church's Chicken in the area of Valley Street and Central Avenue. Two women, who police believe knew each other, were arguing at the Church's Chicken when one woman took off in a car with children inside.

The other woman called police and said she had been robbed and assaulted, police said.

Officers began pursuing the suspect vehicle around 1:30 p.m. near Interstate-670 and Broadway. The driver did not immediately pull over, and led officers into Kansas City, Kan. before entering residential streets and stopping at 10th Street and Ray Avenue.

The chase lasted about ten minutes, and the children are okay.

Police said they are still trying to sort out exactly what happened, and if a crime did, in fact, occur.

Eventually the suspect was arrested for aggravated child endangerment and simple battery.

The case was turned over to the Wyandotte County Prosecutor's Office to see if those charges will stick.