2 Arrested after Vehicle Pursuit Through Johnson, Henry Counties
On December 6, two arrests were made after a vehicle pursuit through Johnson County, Warrensburg and Clinton.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department says at approximately 10:30 p.m. a deputy and a K-9 Unit attempted to stop a vehicle when dispatch advised the license plates displayed were stolen.
When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated and traveled southbound on MO-13 from Warrensburg. The vehicle reportedly continued traveling into Clinton, where Clinton Police deployed four sets of stop-sticks in an effort to deflate the fleeing vehicle's tires.
After deployment of the stop-sticks the vehicle's tires began to deflate as it continued south. The vehicle kept traveling until leaving Business MO-13 and continued onto 2nd Street to where it came to a dead end at the water's edge of Truman Lake.
Once the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and a passenger reportedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the wetland area.
A press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department says the suspects were tracked, located and taken into custody by the Johnson County K9 Unit, Clinton Police and Henry County Deputies.
The driver of the vehicle, 39-year old Corey Stephen Metcalf, Kansas City, KS was place on twenty-four hold hold for, felony Resisting Arrest, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and several other traffic violations. Metcalf was also arresting on a Franklin County, KS warrant for Nonresidential Burglary and a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections for Involuntary Manslaughter.
During the hold, Johnson County issued a Fugitive From Out of State Warrant with a bond of $50,000.00.
The female passenger, 36-year old Nichole Mae Andrews, of Warrensburg, was also taken into custody and placed on a twenty-four hold for Resisting Arrest.