2 in custody after leading Lee’s Summit police & Highway Patrol on two separate chases

GRANDVIEW, Mo. -- Two suspects are in custody Friday morning after leading Lee's Summit police and the Highway Patrol on two separate chases.

Police say it was around 4:30 a.m. when officers received a call about a prowler in Lee's Summit  at an apartment complex located on NW Obrien Road. Officers tried to pull the man in a silver Ford Focus over, but after a brief conversation he took off from the stop.

The officer followed the vehicle, and the man pointed a rifle out the window at the officers--no shots were fired. Police ended up chasing the man to Grandview where they lost track of him near 150th Terrace and Fuller. That's where they say he bailed out of the vehicle and ran northbound.

Fox 4's John Pepitone spoke with a witness who saw the man bail after the chase. She said she immediately thought the man's activity was suspicious so she called 911.

"The guy was in front of my house and he had stopped, got out of the car, threw open the door and threw something on the ground that flashed," Stacey Moorehead said. "Then he took off behind the house across the street. So I called 911. They told me they had not been able to locate the guy and asked me for my address."

Police initially thought they found bomb-making material inside the vehicle, but they now say after their investigation they found ammunition, body armor, butane and a lighter.

Police say at some point during the chase the driver also threw out a police vest and ammunition of different calibers that was likely stolen from an off-duty officer's vehicle.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene to assist in the search for the suspect.

Around the same time police lost track of the suspect in Grandview an officer was at a nearby QuikTrip when someone jumped into a black Impala or Toyota. The Missouri State Hwy Patrol chased this vehicle, which was reported as stolen out of Belton, down the highway. It crashed near 155th and Maxwell. State troopers say two people bailed from the scene, but troopers eventually took both into custody.

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Watch Fox 4's full interview with Lee's Summit Police Department spokesperson Chris Depue below.