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  • Police nab two after chase

  • A Kansas City man and woman will likely face state charges after a carjacking and chase early Tuesday that ended with the man allegedly headbutting in Independence police officer.

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  • A Kansas City man and woman will likely face state charges after a carjacking and chase early Tuesday that ended with the man allegedly headbutting in Independence police officer.
    Police say it started at the QuikTrip at 4024 S. Noland Road, just north of Interstate 70. They got a call at minute before 5 a.m. that two people confronted a man and used force to take his maroon Hyundai Sonata.
    Officers in the area were alerted, and an officer spotted the vehicle in a neighborhood a few blocks to the northwest of the store, at the intersection of Main and Osage streets.
    The officer followed the Sonata south on Main, then east on 39th Street. The driver of the Sonata ran a red light at 39th and Noland and headed south, with police in pursuit.
    Other officers were called, and the Sonata went to the 6700 block of 58th Terrace in Kansas City, where it went down an embankment. The man and women fled into the woods, followed by an officer and canine.
    Police found the woman first, sitting by a tree. She surrendered.
    Then they tracked and found the man, behind a tree in a creekbed. He seemed to indicate he was giving up, but then struggled with an officer. Both went to the ground in the creekbed. The dog bit the suspect on the arm, and he gave up.
    As police were walking the man out, he headbutted an officer in the face.
    Police did not give the names of the suspects as they had not been charged as of mid-day Tuesday, but the case was being turned over to Jackson County prosecutors for charges of assaulting an officer, tampering, property damage and assault.
     
     
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