A man who fled from Independence Police early Sunday after a hit-and-run crash led officers in a high-speed chase through the metro area before he was arrested in Fairway, Kansas.
The chase started about 12:15 a.m. Sunday from Noland Road after the suspect was involved in a crash at another location on Noland, police said. The chase went west on Interstate 70 and reached speeds above 100 miles per hour, according to dispatch traffic, and police later found a child in the vehicle.
The chase slowed to less than 50 mph into downtown Kansas City after police hit the suspect vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Charger, with stop sticks and shredded the front tires, then went south on Interstate 35 into Kansas and exited onto Mission Road. After 12:30 a.m., the suspect couldn’t keep the car on the road, left in a front yard near 53rd Street and Mission Road and ran. In addition to the child, who was not injured, officers found a gun in the car.
Officers from several agencies, including K-9 officers and the Kansas City Police helicopter, helped search for the suspect before they found him in a driveway near the Dodge Charger. He had a handgun in his pocket.
The suspect is being held in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center while he waits for extradition and charges in Jackson County.
– Mike Genet