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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Two detained following nearly four hour manhunt

Posted: March 11, 2014 - 2:17am
Updated: March 11, 2014 - 5:14am

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Law enforcement officers from at least seven different agencies searched for a suspect in an early morning burglary and at least one vehicle theft.

Around 1:40 a.m., Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a white Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen. The vehicle crashed through a fence and took off southbound on Metcalf  Road near 199th Street.

Deputies discontinued their pursuit as the driver turned off all of the vehicle's lights and continued speeding into Miami County, still on Metcalf.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office confirms they were called to a home near 255th Street and Metcalf Road around 2 a.m. after a resident reported had struggled with an unknown man in his garage. The unknown man fled in the resident's tan Acura SUV. A deputy responding to the call quickly located the Acura SUV northbound on Metcalf Road and began to pursue it near 331st Street.

The pursuit went off road and into a field just south of 227th Terrace in Wea Township. The suspect crashed into a tree, heavily damaging the stolen SUV. As the deputy drove to the crash scene, he reported the suspect was running eastbound into the field and the vehicle was on fire.

Miami County Deputies requested assistance from Johnson County agencies to set up a large perimeter in the area.

Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from numerous Johnson County departments including; Gardner, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park and Spring Hill.

Those agencies surrounded an area from Metcalf Road east to Rockville Road (Nall in Johnson County) and from 223rd Street south to 231st Street. At least two K-9 units were brought in to search the area.

After about an hour of searching, around 1:50 a.m., a man turned himself in to deputies near the vehicle fire, where the search started.

Deputies arrested a second man in the 21000 block of Metcalf Road for an outstanding warrant. Johnson County Deputies say he was not related to the car chase.

Officers continued to hold their perimeter positions as the area was checked for the possibility of other suspects. A resident in the area reported his dogs had barked at someone in the area. Around 5:00 a.m., all agencies released perimeter positions.

Miami County officials say only one subject was involved in the car chase. The suspect has not been officially identified. Deputies say he was booked on several charges including burglary.

The white Chevrolet Tahoe that was involved in the Johnson County pursuit, was recovered abandoned near the Miami County home where the Acura SUV was stolen.

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